Here's the crucial question on the Brian Buchanan situation: Are the Twins better off sticking with a player who, at his best, is an average defender who consistently fails to make contact at the plate when the game is on the line? Or, would they be bette

I understand the Twins have made an investment in Buchanan, and want to get some return out of it. That's normal.

But when you wait this long, it's also stupid. When a person buys a well-established mutual fund that consistently underperforms in the stock market for two or three years, is it a good idea to hang onto it?

No. You sell it, take your losses and look to something that will make your portfolio better.

The Twins are a good team. They've got some great players on their roster. It's time to jettison the weak links and give the young guys a chance to make an impact. Michael Cuddyer and Michael Restovich are ready. Buchanan has had his shot.

Twins, it's time to accept your losses and invest in the future.


Eric Atherton

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