Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Kubel just going off

  1. #1
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    883
    Like
    109
    Liked 131 Times in 60 Posts

    Kubel just going off

    Three more bombs tonight. He's really taken to the BOB or whatever they call it now.

  2. #2
    Senior Member All-Star
    Posts
    2,080
    Like
    15
    Liked 89 Times in 55 Posts
    I expected good things from Kubel since he was moving to the NL and into a prolific hitters park (if he stays healthy). Maybe fangraphs can do another piece on Kubel since they hate him.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator All-Star
    Posts
    3,419
    Like
    167
    Liked 309 Times in 184 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    this was the guy I had hoped they would have kept... Imagine Kubel and Willingham in the order together....

  4. #4
    Banned Big-Leaguer
    Posts
    636
    Like
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    this was the guy I had hoped they would have kept... Imagine Kubel and Willingham in the order together....
    Imagine Kubel outside of a fantastic hitters park in AZ?

  5. #5
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer Boom Boom's Avatar
    Posts
    974
    Like
    4
    Liked 117 Times in 52 Posts
    Kubel hated hitting at TF. He said he needed to cut down his swing and hit more doubles and try to hit fewer HRs to be successful there.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    255
    Like
    76
    Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Kubel was the guy doing the majority of the b****ing in the clubhouse the last two years that Target Field was too big. He was not coming back. Even if you do agree that rightfield should be adjusted, that kind of negativity doesn't resolve anything. He wasn't going to come back.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer Mr. Ed's Avatar
    Posts
    810
    Like
    0
    Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
    Kubel hated hitting at TF. He said he needed to cut down his swing and hit more doubles and try to hit fewer HRs to be successful there.

    Correct, as the next post after yours noted, he was not coming back. Period.

    Twins are fortunate the CHISOX didn't land him. Probably passed because he would have had to come back to TField.

    Twins need starting over with LH hitters not intimidated by the dimensions. LH hitters who pull the ball. Remember RF is the same distance as the dome. Current MN LH hitters are convinced you cannot hit the ball out.

  8. #8
    Pixel Monkey MVP Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
    Posts
    6,696
    Like
    32
    Liked 776 Times in 426 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
    Twins need starting over with LH hitters not intimidated by the dimensions. LH hitters who pull the ball. Remember RF is the same distance as the dome. Current MN LH hitters are convinced you cannot hit the ball out.
    The dimensions are the same but the dome didn't have a man-made wind tunnel howling down the concourse from Target Center and into right field. In more than a few games I've attended, I've seen the RF flags whipping in from that concourse.

    On the other hand, some dead pull lefties have done pretty well in TF, such as Thome. Of course, Jim is built like a lumberjack.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.