You can click here to read my thoughts on how the Royals mishandled his career but here's the money quote:
I don't know if Huber will ever be a productive major league hitter but the point is neither do the Royals because they refused to find out. And it appears that Huber's biggest fault, and the one that got him shipped out of town, is the fact that he is not a 32 year old journeyman. Too bad because then Buddy Bell would have loved him.
I asked popular Twins blogger and fellow BBA member Seth Stohs for his thoughts on Huber and how the Twins might use him, here is his reply:
If they believe they are still in the race, he could give then a right-handed hitter off the bench with some power. That's probably about it.
If they believe they are out of the race, he could spell Morneau at 1B from time to time, maybe get a game or two in the OF or as the DH. They would likely give him enough time to see if he is worth keeping on the 40 man roster through the offseason.
I'm with you, I can't imagine that he would get more than 25 plate appearances over the final few weeks.
San Diego wasn't a good fit for Huber for three reasons:
- Adrian Gonzalez
- No DH
- Petco's huge outfield
It's nice to see him back on an ML roster and I hope he makes the most of it.