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Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

Posted on: December 19, 2011 8:52 am
Edited on: December 19, 2011 9:22 am
 
The Diamondbacks have a deal with free-agent outfielder Jason Kubel, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com Monday morning.

The deal is complete, pending a physical. Kubel will get $15 million for two years, with an option for a third year. The Diamondbacks plan for Kubel to be their everyday left fielder, leaving Gerardo Parra to be a fourth outfielder (or to trade for help elsewhere).

Kubel hit .273 with a .332 on-base percentage and 12 home runs in 99 games for the Twins in 2011.

The Kubel deal was first reported on Twitter by Tom Krasovic (@tomkrasovic).
Category: MLB
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Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

You are right on except Kubel never played first for the Twins.  Cuddyer did when Morneau got hurt.  Kubel is younger and cheaper than Cuddyer.  I think the Diamondbacks did well in getting him.  I wish he would have stayed with the Twins.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:33 am
 

Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

This is a very good signing by the Arizona Diamondbacks & GM Kevin Towers by getting OF Jason Kubel. Yes Gerardo Parra just won the golden glove award this season & yes he is young to but the kid an't a good or great hitter & the D-backs need a good hitter with power in their lineup & Parra is not that. The best thing Parra will every be perhaps is a fourth OF on any team & that's it. Kubel can hit & now that he will be hitting in a hitters ballpark like Chase Field compared to a pitchers ballpark in Target Field he can find his power once again like he did a some years back ago when he was hitting at the Metrodome for the Twins. All in all this was a good pickup by the D-backs & now that they have improved overall this offseason with getting SP Trevor Cahill from a trade, singing RP Takashi Saito, resigning 2B Aaron Hill & now signing OF Kubel the D-backs are surly to be favorites to win the NL West once again.



Since: Nov 20, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

Wait, you mean we arent going to have 8 everyday outfielders on our 25 man roster next year?  Whatever will Gardy do?

Honestly, its nice to see they let Kubs and Cuddy move on.  We need a roster everyday players that dont have to be in a 5 man rotation to get time in the outfield.  Sorry to see them go but its better for everyone in the long run, they will get the playing time they deserve elsewhere and we can get back to some lineup normalcy.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

John McDonald ruining good hitting everywhere he goes....but can he field grounders hit right him.  He`s the best glove since Royce Clayton!  Stephen Drew who?? 


Buffalo Bob
Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:18 am
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Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:55 am
 

Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

Jason

twins fans will miss you

Diamondbacks got a nice bat and good guy



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:01 am
 

Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

 I'm gonna miss Kubs, but good luck to you!  JohnU11 must have some brain issues.  Good luck with that, I hope your family is fully insured.



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:53 am
 

Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

great addition Kevin Towers!

Go Dbacks!



Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:10 am
 

Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

dear johnu11,

What the hell are you talking about?

Sincerely,
detr0ittigs1  



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Kubel agrees to terms with Diamondbacks

The trick to winning these marginally competitive divisions is learning how to win the long season.
Detroit did not. The Twins have not yet.
The Cardinals did it.

Losing a player here and there is what happens to all these teams. Replacing them with guys who know how to win the long season -- it can still be done.



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