Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:57 PM
He doesn't seem to be a fit at this point. Things could change though if the other injury prone speed bumps, Willingham and Doumit, get moved or injured.
Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:07 AM
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:58 AM
What power Kubel sill has ends up with warning track fly balls in Target Field.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:59 AM
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:08 AM
Yep, a platoon with him and Plouffe at 1B could be really good. I'm assuming he could handle 1B.
The Twins don't like platoons, so Kubel is a bad fit.
Edited by raindog, 04 November 2013 - 11:14 AM.
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:48 PM
After watching guys (as much as I appreciate their power) like D. Young, Willingham, Doumit etc., plod around the outfield over the last few years, it has really made me appreciate guys like Revere, Span, Hunter, Mastroianni, Hicks etc... who have the speed and athleticism to cover a lot of ground in the outfield.
Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:53 PM
“Yeah, for sure,” Kubel said. “I loved it here. I really miss the guys. I had a great relationship with Gardy, Andy (pitching coach Rick Anderson), (Joe) Vavra — all the coaches and the few players I remember that are still there. I love the guys over there.”
This might be the longest quote in the media I have seen for Kubel. His interviews made Mauer seem overly verbose and animated. It is kind of wild how the team has turned over. Who would he really know besides Mauer and Perkins and I guess Duensing? A few others might have been there his last year (where he was off the field much of it for the heel injury).
I liked Kubel for the most part, but I agree with other posters where we don't need another hitter with less than ideal speed etc. I do hope he finds some place and gets a nice rebound season.
Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:34 PM
He was good in 2008, 2009, and 2012. He was just above average as a hitter in 2010 and 2011, and he was terrible last year. Why waste any time and money here?