Article: Jason Kubel Off To A Fast Start
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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:17 AM
I was a flip flopper on Kubel. At first I thought it was a good idea for the Twins to get him and then after spring training I thought keeping him was an extremely bad idea. Luckily I don't run the Twins front office. I never imagined him having this kind of success this early in the season. I hope he can keep it up and make me eat even more crow.
Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:10 AM
The major thing I notice about Kubel is that it looks like he has lost weight. He has never been a player blessed with speed, but at the game yesterday there were a couple plays into the left field corner that he moved very well and un-Kubel like towards. A person might even say he looked graceful out there yesterday. I was doubtful about the signing of Kubel, but he has looked great. A platoon with he and Mastrionni might make a lot of sense.
Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:59 AM
This comment was posted over at the Strib's TwinsCentric blog on this topic:
Yeah, that's about right, right?
Or, alternatively, you keep him around until you actually have someone who can replace his production. It isn't like he is all that old. It is entirely possible that he can be a productive DH for a few years, at least.