Thursday, December 22, 2005

Farewell Jacque


Well, inevitably the Twins lost Jacque Jones. I'm feeling a little depressed that the outfield trio is breaking up, but it's time Jones moved on. So, farewell Jacque, best of luck.

On a brighter note, 3 other Twins have been offered arbitration Lohse, Punto, and Cuddyer. I hope that Lohse settles in and has a more consistent year this time around, but I think he's a good asset to the team.

I'm also excited about the addition of
Rondell White to the team. I'm hoping he'll improve the Twins offense. We'll have to see!

Some times trades are needed regardless of stats and performance.
J.C. Romero was traded for Alexi Casilla, seemingly more for personal reasons than anything else.

Trading is always a stressful time, but I try not to worry myself with their decisions, staying out of it is better... I still like to peek from time to time. We'll see what kind of team we get for the next season. I have a feeling it's going to be more mixed around than years past, but only time will tell.

4 comments:

Night Writer said...

Jacque was good, but there was no longer any upside with him. You knew exactly what you're going to get, and while that was decent, he never really elevated his game at the plate or mastered the strike zone. He was just going to take up space and salary room and the Twins obviously think (hope) they can get the same numbers for less money. This will look bad if Kubel isn't the real deal or doesn't make it to the majors this year or if they don't get some serious production elsewhere.

By the way, I've noticed that you're relatively new to the MOB blogroll so I thought I'd tag you with this "weird" meme that I got hit with so we can get to know you better. This one is pretty simple: create a post listing five weird habits you have or things that you do. It's up to you whether or not you want to tag anyone else.

If you complete the assignment, send me a link at http://thenightwriterblog.powerblogs.com/posts/1135303073.shtml so I'll be sure to see it.

Welcome to the MOB!

Rachel Irene said...

NW-
I agree with you completely. That's why it's time Jacque moved on. I just kept hoping he was going to break out at the plate, but sadly he never did.

I will consider your "weird meme" project. Developing...

Douglas said...

If Rondell White is the answer, what is the question?

Night Writer said...

Doug - the question was, "How can you get Jacque Jones numbers for half the price."