I don't think I agree, jokin.
I've not scanned the field of who is left as far as power hitting FAs, so I could be missing a couple of obvious options.
It would be OK with me to save some money for next year and spend big to fill a real need. I think, even after this last year, we still are not sure what we have. With Sano in the wings, some other kids coming along and no clear hot-shot SS available in the market I'm not sure what's left to do.
Maybe sign a slugger OF, but aren't we hoping Hicks comes up and joins Arcia & Willingham/Kubel? (with Presley & Mastro as backups)
I know, there's ALWAYS something they COULD do. I do not, however, want them to spend money just to spend money.
Drew and Hardy available at SS.
Morales and M Young available to DH.
Weiters and possibly Jason Castro at C.
Possibly Pods or Grady Sizemore available as CFs.
Jason Kubel would be a great story if he can come in here and hit like he did in 2012, but I think the odds are pretty long to get that type of production:
1)he got those 2012 numbers in the thin desert air,
2)he hates Target Field,
3)you can't possibly play him in the OF at the same time that Willingham is out there (Arcia may need another trip down to AAA),
4)his K% has gone up every year dramatically since 2009, alarmingly up to 31.7% in 2013,
5)his Contact Rate is also plummeting, to career lows (69.8%) in 2013..(he averaged in the 80+% while with the Twins).
Hope the Twins have him visit an ophthamologist.