December 13, 2007

Twins Sign Everett

When Miguel Tejada was traded from the Orioles to the Astros yesterday, it had an affect on the Twins. The Astros, no longer needing Adam Everett at shortstop, non-tendered him. The Twins had obviously been looking closely at him, because less than 24 hours later, the Twins have swooped in and picked Everett up presumably to be their starter next season.

Everett has never been known much for his offense, but has always been thought of as one of the best fielding shortstops in the league.

Last season, he was limited to just 66 games after breaking him leg. In those games, Everett hit .232 with 15 RBI.

It should be interesting to see how this works. If he can put up similar offensive numbers that Bartlett did, it'll probably be a big upgrade with his defense. It'll also be interesting to see if this affects how the Twins look at a trade with the Red Sox. Will they still want Lowrie?