Friday, September 01, 2006

Even with Phil Nevin, Twins Come Up Empty at DH

Last year the Twins were too smart to sign broken down old Frank Thomas to play designated hitter, even though he was available for a mere $650,000. Now as Thomas is poised to break the 30-homer threshold for Oakland, Minnesota has had nothing from the DH position all year, not from Tony Batista, not from Ruben Sierra, not from Rondell White. Now the Twins have acquired 37-year-old Rangers castoff Phil Nevin from Chicago in exchange for a bag of balls, two passes to A Prairie Home Companion and a half dozen Vienna hots, and they still have nothing at DH.