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Twins Shortstop position apparantly has now been filled..

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The Yeti    0
The Yeti

Twins sign Adam Everett

Thursday, December 13th, 2007 The Twins have signed former Houston Astros shortstop Adam Everett, a team official confirmed to the Star Tribune on Thursday.

The signing was originally reported by FoxSports and La Velle had the news confirmed. The Twins look for Everett to be their starting shortstop. Scouts rave about his defense. The Astros non-tendered Everett following their trade Wednesday for Baltimore shortstop Miguel Tejada.

Everett, who turns 31 on Feb. 2, batted .232 with a .281 on-base percentage and .318 slugging percentage in 66 games with the Astros last season and missed three months with a broken leg. His career batting average is .248

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Scott K    28
Scott K

This isnt exactly filling ang offensive holes in our lineup. But I guess it isnt down grading from what we had either.

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IFallsRon    0
IFallsRon

Good glove and mediocre bat. He hit 11 homers in 05 but struck out over 100 times, too. Guess that means Casilla starts the season at Rochester.

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Willy    0
Willy

It is too downgrading offensively, and at a major clip.

A .281 OBP, that has to be one of the worst in the league. Same with his .318 slugging. Speaking of slug, this guy sounds like one. I would rather give Ploufe or Casilla or someone a shot than this garbage. Juan Castro is a better player than Everett. He better just be signed to a minor league deal or be used as a defensive replacement, because if this is what we are gonna roll with at SS, then there is no hope for them.

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Stratosman    0
Stratosman

Wow what a pickup! We have to have the worst offensive infield in baseball.

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hamrej23    0
hamrej23

what happenend to brendon harris?

looked good last year,.

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Willy    0
Willy

Our only hope is that he was just brought in to compete for a job or that he will be used off the bench late in games. You sure think we could have picked someone up cheaper than 2.8 mill though. That leads me to believe they want to start the season with him as the starting SS. crazy.gif

I think Harris will play 2B. That would still leave Casilla and little Nicky with nowhere to play though. Hopefully Casilla grows up alot this year and grabs the job. If he can get on base at a .350 or better clip, slot him in as a leadoff hitter. Once on the bases, he is exciting to watch.

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Willy --

I agree with you. Castilla is fun to watch and I hope he can make some big strides.

Everett is a horrible offensive player, but a nice fielder. I am a little surprised by this signing. I hope somebody beats him out.

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Maximum12    1
Maximum12

I don't get it. If they didn't trade Harris to fill the SS slot, why the h*ll did they trade Bartlett? To use Harris as a utility guy? We already have too many of those.

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bartlet was tough to let go in my opinion, but it was probally what the devil rays wanted to get young. the twins do not loose much for offense, and gain defense. who knows, a different team, and new chemistry, he may do very good for the twins.

we still need a DH!!!!!!!

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sdstatekid    0
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We will be just fine at DH with Kubel. He hit pretty well the last couple months of the season.

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Quote:

We will be just fine at DH with Kubel. He hit pretty well the last couple months of the season.


kubel is average or below average at best. we need a hitter that will hit 30+ homers and 100+ rbi's.

remember we just lost a 30 100 guy in hunter.

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UdeLakeTom    0
UdeLakeTom

What no comments yet on our new 3rd baseman. Another Houston product.

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Quote:

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We will be just fine at DH with Kubel. He hit pretty well the last couple months of the season.


kubel is average or below average at best. we need a hitter that will hit 30+ homers and 100+ rbi's.

remember we just lost a 30 100 guy in hunter.


KUBEL WILL RAKE THIS YEAR. MARK IT DOWN!!

Now this signing makes a little more sense. Lamb is by all accounts a below average fielder, Everett one of the best in the game. Plus they know each other. Should work out okay.

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Maximum12

Kubel's numbers aren't all that different than Young's, I hate to tell you. Hopefully his knee is fully healed & he starts to show what he promised to do in his minor league days.

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