Digesting Bret Boone
The results are in, and it's official. The denizens of Twins Territory are welcoming Bret Boone with extremely, exceptionally, exceedingly and exorbitantly tepid enthusiasm. Or maybe "cautious optimism" is more like it. Any way, the consensus seems to be, "Well, shit, we're paying 150 grand plus some mid-level minor leaguer for an $8 million former All-Star" ('former' being the operative word here). All of which is another way of saying, "He can't be any worse than Rivas." And while my contrarian inner cynic wants to call this a "Boone-doggle" (my inner cynic also loves puns, as it happens), I gotta agree. There isn't much downside, and he sounds like he really wants to come here. You gotta love that.
Here's the chatter so far:
Twins Geek: More questions than answers.
Patrick Reusse: It might work out.
Aaron Gleeman: It might not.
Pioneer Press: It's low risk, so why not?
Stick and Ball Guy: Remember Tommy Herr? Boy, was he a jerk.
Bat Girl: More Boone round-up.