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if the Twins signed Mike Sweeney? I see the Royals aren't interested, as a strict DH, can't be any worse than Rondell White. More than likely, 20 HR potential, as long as they aren't like the Royals and think he still has 1st base potential- THAT only adds to his DL time. I think he'd be a great fit in the clubhouse

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Sweeney would be a great fit for the Twins as a DH only. The second you put him out in the field he'll end up on the DL for 3-4 months. If healthy all year I would say 20 HR's would be easily attained for him and would expect more like 30+ type of production out of him. He's always been a really good player but is injured WAY too often. I would take a shot with him at DH.

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The only way I take Sweeney is with a one year minimum contract. Possibly a minor league one. He is a stretch to play any position other than DH. He doesn't have alot of value. Someone will take a flyer if he is open minded. If not, he will retire.

I really honestly want JASON KUBEL as our everyday DH though. He is gonna have a breakout year this year. Look for him to hit in the .260-.290 range and jack 20 or better, might drive in close to 100 if he gets the at-bats. For all this talk we have had of top prospects, Kubel was a top 10 hitting prospect in all of baseball until he got hurt. When healthy and now that he has adjusted to MLB pitching, he can and will rake.

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I would take a flyer on Sweeney with a 1yr deal. If he explodes then you lose him to free agency next year when he wants big bucks. If Sweeney bats left handed he is still better than Rondell White.

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I think the Twins still need a CF. They have 4 OF right now in Monroe, Cuddyer, Kubel, and Young. Here are some free agents that could fill the CF position.

Mike Cameron,Darin Erstad,Kenny Lofton,Corey Patterson,and Scott Podsednik

Possible DH

Mike Sweeney,Sean Casey,Jeff Conine,Tony Clark,Erubiel Durazo,Robert Fick,Shea Hilenbrand,Eric Hinske,Ryan Klesko,

Russel Branyan,Morgan Ensberg,Corey Koskie,Barry Bonds,Luis Gonzalez,Shawn Green,Geoff Jenkins,Reggie Sanders,Sammy Sosa

Brad Wilkerson,Preston Wilson, and Mike Piazza

I see all these players siging 1yr deals with teams. I don't see the Twins being in the race this year so if they sign one of these guys and then deal him at the deadline and get a prospect in return that would be fine with me. Sorry to jack the thread.

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I honestly think Jason Kubel needs to see an eye doctor, he squints worse than G W, and he seems to not be able to see the ball very good.

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Sweeney wouldn't be the worst pickup but he can't do much more than play first and DH and that isn't the track record of players who get a sniff with the Twins.]

Kubel is a spare slap. At the end of the 2008 season, he'll be next Lew Ford who never reached expectations.

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i think he would be a great player for the twins. Would fit in well with the guys that we still have here in the system.

The twins have to get a CF, and we need to get someone to play short.

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Kubel is a spare slap. At the end of the 2008 season, he'll be next Lew Ford who never reached expectations.


By mid season next year i hope you will be eating your words....i hope!!

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The twins have to get a CF, and we need to get someone to play short.


What ever happened to the CoCo Crisp rumors?

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The twins have to get a CF, and we need to get someone to play short.


What ever happened to the CoCo Crisp rumors?


If we got him we would still need a decent CF!! blush.gif

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roflmao grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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Kubel is a spare slap. At the end of the 2008 season, he'll be next Lew Ford who never reached expectations.


were there ever large lew ford expectations??? even after his decent year, the majority of people couldnt have expected him to exceed or even match that output.

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Hey, the answer is right there in front of you guys.....sign Mike Sweeney to play CF! grin.gif

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Kubel is a spare slap. At the end of the 2008 season, he'll be next Lew Ford who never reached expectations.


You just remember him going down in 3 pitches in a big spot in the playoffs against the yankees. There is nothing else to base that opinion on. He has solid numbers for a guy that hasn't been given a starting job yet. Even top prospects usually take a few years in the bigs before they really produce. Compare his numbers to Cuddyer or Morneau when they first came up. Kubel's are better in most categories.

He will be a cornerstone of this team for years. Bring his name up in trade talks to other teams and he would bring a nice return. This isn't some scrub like Jason Tyner we are talking about here.

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