I could hardly believe the tone with which Joe C wrote the article; it was almost like an April Fool's joke.
Here's the comment I posted to the Star Tribune story:
I will use a couple of Ron Burgundy lines to express my feelings: "Wait, Joe C - please tell me this is some kind of sick, tasteless joke..." and "I thought you were kidding! I thought it was a joke! I even wrote it down in my diary, 'Joe C had a very funny joke today!' I laughed at it later that night!" My #1 hope of this off-season was that the Twins would lock up Liriano long-term; I can't express how displeased I would be if they go in the other direction and ship him off. People are WAAAAY too hard on Liriano for his perceived shortcomings; he is the ace we've been seeking since Johan left, is just about to hit his prime and NOW we wanna move him? Take your $10M for Cuddyer and $7M for Capps and stuff it in a sock.