What In The World Is Happening To MN…!
Okay, so first this guy comes to the Vikes…
And now this guy is a Minnesota Twin…
Is nothing sacred anymore?!
Actually, in all honesty, I think this could turn into a great move for the Twins. If Thome doesn’t see consistent playing time, he will be a HUGE addition to our bench. How many times have we lamented seeing guys like Brian Buscher or Matt Tolbert pinch-hit in a key spot late in the game? Big Thome solves that problem.
Also, this puts a bit more pressure on Delmon Young to perform, as Jason Kubel could easily become the everyday leftfielder and Thome could DH full-time.
Worst case scenario: Thome doesn’t have any pop left and we end up paying him less than we paid Mike Lamb.