Friday, March 23, 2012
Time: 35 Days
Address: c/o Minnesota Twins Spring Training
Item Sent: 2010 Topps Heritage, 2011 Topps Heritage
Item Received: 2010 Topps Heritage, 2011 Topps Heritage. Both signed in black Sharpie.
The Twins' offseason signing of Ryan Doumit mirrors their typical bargain basement free agent gambles, but I'm a fan of this one. Doumit can hit. Flat out hit. He can't field much, but he's willing to play anywhere. Health has been a recurring problem over his career. That's undeniable. But he's a switch-hitter with a lot of pop and is a huge offensive upgrade over the Twins usual utility players and backup catchers.