ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Jason Kubel #16 of the Minnesota Twins hits an RBI single against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 2, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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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