Monday, February 14, 2011

The Future of Francisco Liriano

Francisco LirianoAs a homegrown Minnesota Twins fan, I really did not know what to make of the Francisco Liriano "rumors". Joe Christensen, a well respected writer for the Star Tribune, wrote last week that the team is listening to offers and willing to possibly trade Francisco Liriano. Hence why the team agreed to a 1-year deal with Liriano and not a multi-year deal. Last season, Liriano went 14-10 and became a more reliable starter. The season before however was not so smooth.

Maybe the front office believes that Liriano still has to prove he is a pitcher that is worth millions of dollars and a multi-year contract. Here's my take: Hold on to Frankie and watch how he does this year, kind of a make or break season. If he prospers, then we sign him to a longer deal. If he falters, then we listen possibly for some offers for maybe infield/pitching prospects. Time will tell. I've always liked Frankie and hope he stays a Twin for a long time.

1 comment:

  1. I hope he stays for a little while longer!