I've never formally said it, but when Alex Rodriguez announced he was opting for free agency in the midst of the 2007 World Series, I was pretty much disgusted. I hate it when players try to elevate themselves above the game, and that's exactly what Rodriguez did. You want the spotlight on you? Get to the damn series yourself. (sidenote: and then he did, and everyone loved him. See how easy that was?)
This is why despite having about 15 articles sketched out for the Twins' offseason, I haven't even posted my idea of how the offseason should progress generally, let alone with any specificity.
But, as soon as Robbie Cano flipped the ball to Mark Teixeira for the final out of 2009, the offseason officially began.
So, with the 2009 season over, I'm ready to begin the offsea ...
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Article written by Dan Wade