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Tuesday, February 19, 2008


This offseason the Twins decided to remake the left side of their infield. Part of this two step process included signing veteran Adam Everett from the Houston Astros.

Everett, 31, has spent his entire seven year career in the Houston Astros organization. Known for his glove and not his bat, Everett hit .232 with 2 homeruns and 15 RBIs in a short 66 game season. The Twins signed Everett to a one-year deal worth $2.8 million to be used as a quick solution at the SS position and to provide defensive stability in the infield which will be appreciated by the young, inexperienced starting rotation.

Everett is arguably the best defensive shortstop in the game and his glove will certainly be welcomed on the quick Metrodome turf. I'm not upset about the Twins bringing Everett in this year, but certainly am not excited about it. He seems to me to be another Nick Punto who plays a little better defense and hits about the same. Sadly, we don't have a solution at SS right now and within the near future there doesn't seem to be a solution in the Minor Leagues unless 2B Alexi Casilla moves back to his original position.

In 2007, injuries plagued Everett to a disappointing season, but at best the Twins can hope he can return to his 2003 numbers when he batted .273 with 8 homeruns, 31 RBIs, and scored 66 runs. For now, I will just have to get excited every time Everett makes a Web Gem type play at shortstop.

Although I may not be extremely excited about Everett, Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune reports that someone is excited.

“I’m really excited,” Everett said. “This has been one of the organizations that’s always talked about and how they put a competitive winning team on the field — year-in, year-out — no matter what the circumstances are. That’s what’s so intriguing. That’s what you want. You want to go to a team that has a chance to win. I’m in a fortunate situation, and I’m looking forward to it.”

Nice article on ESPN.com about the Twins moving on from the losses of Johan Santana and Torii Hunter.

1 comment:

Ana said...

Thanks for reading my blog John! I actually just turned in an application for an athletic training internship with the Twins this summer. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
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Thanks again,