Earlier today, the Diamondbacks signed Jason Kubel to a two-year deal. SBNation's Rob Neyer said it looks like this winter's "weirdest deal." (Fanshot). It seems that most of the internet has reached a consensus on this one:
Jason Kubel signing doesn't make sense - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
"But when you do the math, it's difficult to come up with a scenario where taking away playing time from Parra for Kubel makes the Diamondbacks better."
Diamondbacks Sign Jason Kubel, But Why? | December
So, why exactly did the Arizona Diamondbacks sign Jason Kubel?
Kubel to Arizona a Head-Scratcher - Baseball Analytics Blog - MLB Baseball Analytics
"Overall, this move looks like a waste of resources for the Diamondbacks."
Kubel Signing Makes No Sense " MLB Dirt
"But as it stands, this deal makes zero sense for the Arizona Diamondbacks who will likely have spent $7.5M to lose a win or two."
Diamondbacks Sign Jason Kubel - AZ Snake Pit
Numerous sources report that the team has signed free-agent outfielder Jason Kubel to a two-year deal with an option.
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