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I’d like to start by saying that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this signing! If you purchased a 2011-12 TwinsCentric Offseason GM Handbook, you noted that I had Doumit on my blueprint. I actually think I offered him a 2 year deal worth $7 million (you know, in my fantasy world of signing big league players to contracts). So when we saw that it was a 1 year deal for $3 million with incentives, I was really, really excited. The guy can hit. It will be interesting to see how his .800+ OPS translates to Target Field. It will be interesting to see how Gardy chooses to use him. Not a good defensive catcher, will he be the backup, or will he be an emergency catcher with a good glove backup catcher so that Doumit can DH, play some 1B and some RF.
Between Jamey Carroll and Ryan Doumit, and a few of those minor league signings announced yesterday, they might not be the huge names, but these are some really solid moves for a ball club. They address two big needs.
Now on to the pitching!!
By the way, I anticipate the Twins announcing their 40 man roster additions in the next hour or so, so be sure to check back.
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