"I didn't want to leave the Twins. I just felt like they were ready to
leave me. They thought I was too old to do a five-year deal."
This quote was in a Joe Christensen article on 11/22 in the Star Tribune, and it sounds like a heartfelt statement from a player disappointed to leave his team of 11 years. But then, Hunter says this yesterday, in Sid Hartman's article:
"I just wanted to make sure I was with a team that wants to win... I just didn't
feel the Twins were that ballclub."
So, in other words, you didn't want to stay with the Twins? I don't want to have any ill will towards Torii when he comes back to the Dome for the season opener, so I just hope he stops making these kinds of statements before he tarnishes his reputation even further.