twinkies on kubel? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

twinkies on kubel?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

twinkies on kubel?

Postby free » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:25 am

is he going to play everyday or basically every few days like a catcher :-? also, i know he could rake in the minors, but he's never shown too much in the power dept. right?
Image
Member #3 of the Inaugural Yadier Molina Fan Club
free
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 841
Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: charleston, wv

Postby looptid » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:33 pm

I don't see how they can keep his bat out of the line-up, but trusting Ron Gardenhire to play the best people can backfire (which is why Ryan traded Castro after calling Bartlett up to remove any temptation, not that any smart manager would be but no one has accused Gardenhire of being smart).

Kubel has 20 homer type pop. His last healthy season in Triple-A his ISO was .217. Lot of doubles. Should hit for a very nice average.

Don't know where he'll end up if and when Stewart returns, either in left or at DH. Might sit every now and again against lefties.
Image
looptid
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 668
Joined: 11 Nov 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: St. Paul, MN

Postby CeeLoGreen » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:10 pm

Any Twins homers have some insight?
Basically I'm complicated.
I have a hard time taking the easy way
I wouldn't call it schizophrenia
But Ill be at least two people today

If that's OK

And I can go on, and on, and on...

But who cares?
CeeLoGreen
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2534
Joined: 22 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Where Ever I'm At

Postby TDS-MN » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:21 pm

There's been a little speculation around town that Stweart may get traded away to open up some playing time for Kubel, but I've also heard rumors that Hunter may be on the block as well.

But I will admit that I don't really try too hard to keep up with those type of rumors, and my information may be a bit out of date. Kubel was HIGHLY touted his first time up, and the knee injury took him away for a whole year as I recall. Been observed getting much closer to 100% as far as that goes, so there may be good things in his future. . . .
TomS.
'12 H2H season standings:
Team 1 = 140 - 118 - 12, 4 OF 12
Team 2 = 84 - 97 - 9, 6 OF 8
TDS-MN Beginner
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 292
Joined: 25 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA

d

Postby joeg24 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:37 pm

I think right now he's a 275/15 hitter prorated to how much he'll play as he is still technically very green and rusty coming off such a long non-baseball stint. Which should be all righties from here on out. His average well go up once he learns to lay off the breaking balls in the dirt to maybe even 320ish in his prime with 25-30 homers. The steals will be hit or miss, probably could steal 10 in a full season this year and maybe a few more in future years. Probably well help the Twins this year more then your fantasy teams. We need him BAD though and a 275/15 hitter is top notch by our standards.

It'll be interesting to see how they work the lineup next year with 3 pretty significant lefties.
joeg24
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 306
Joined: 24 Nov 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Nerfherders » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:16 pm

Talk has been Hunter on the block because the Twins have a 9 mil option on him next year which they could better spread around to other players. I think the general consensus is that Hunter is good but not 9 mil good. if he goes Kubel could get full-time play.
Nerfherders
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Cafe Writer
Posts: 669
(Past Year: 5)
Joined: 25 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby The Big Train » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:35 pm

If I am not mistaken, Gardenhire, like Tom Kelly before him, does not have a history of trusting rookies. So I would expect the immortal Lew Ford to get time in place of Kubel against lefties both starting and pinch hitting, as is the case tonight against Houston where Kubel is on the bench and Ford is starting against the lefty Rodriguez. Which is just plain dumb IMHO; Kubel should be playing regularly. He goes 2/4 against Oswalt last night, but gets benched today.

I would guess that Rondell White will be moved once Stewart comes off the DL. He's doing nothing for $3 million/year on a team with a slim payroll. That might open up a few more AB's for Kubel as the occasional DH if he's not in the OF. The fact that the Twins have given Liriano a shot at the rotation, and Bartlett in the IF might indicate a greater willingness to give the kids a chance to play regularly.
Image + Image = 762

"Trying to hit him was like trying to drink coffee with a fork." - Willie Stargell on Sandy Koufax
The Big Train
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1104
Joined: 4 May 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: At GNC, lookin' for some flaxseed oil...

Postby Surfs up » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:54 pm

This is from CBS today:

Jason Kubel, who has played well in the field and at the
plate (homers in three of four games until Tuesday), is
expected to remain the Twins' regular left fielder even
after Shannon Stewart returns to the lineup, possibly
sometime in the next week or two.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said he likes how Kubel has handled
the job and that he plans to use Stewart mostly as a DH,
with spot starts in left, taking pressure off his injured
left foot (plantar fasciitis). Kubel went 2-for-4 in
Tuesday's 6-5 win over Houston to boost his average to .289.
Surfs up
General Manager
General Manager


Posts: 4779
(Past Year: 200)
Joined: 14 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby lewis1112 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:34 pm

Not in the lineup tonight. What kind of moron sits his hottest and only hitter?
lewis1112
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 137
Joined: 9 Sep 2005
Home Cafe: Basketball

Postby joeg24 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:20 pm

lewis1112 wrote:Not in the lineup tonight. What kind of moron sits his hottest and only hitter?


The one that plays Joe Mauer and his 377 batting average and Justin Morneau whose on pace for 40/130 maybe?

His AB vs Lidge was very reminicent of his 2004 AB vs Mariano....

He's learning....
joeg24
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 306
Joined: 24 Nov 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Tuesday, Sep. 23
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Kansas City at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
Baltimore at NY Yankees
(7:05 pm)
NY Mets at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Seattle at Toronto
(7:07 pm)
Chi White Sox at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
Philadelphia at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Milwaukee at Cincinnati
(7:10 pm)
Tampa Bay at Boston
(7:10 pm)
Pittsburgh at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
St. Louis at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
Houston at Texas
(8:05 pm)
Arizona at Minnesota
(8:10 pm)
LA Angels at Oakland
(10:05 pm)
San Francisco at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)
Colorado at San Diego
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact