I saw this over at Baseball Digest Daily and had one thought after reading the interview recap- what does this mean?
"The re-signing of Rondell White has clouded the left field picture as well. Was the move to bring back White an indication that Jason Kubel has still not completely recovered from knee surgery? "Jason is 100%, and he can play defense. We expect to have him in the outfield in Spring Training. He's not limited to playing DH." Ryan continued, "But we brought back Rondell White and he can play out there too. The guys will have to earn their spots, but going into camp, I'd say that Rondell White is our left fielder."..."
This left me puzzled- we haven't heard snot about Kubel since the second surgery, and we find here that he is 100% and can play D, but RonDL is our LF going into ST? I am wondering if this is TR expressing concern over possibly re-injuring Kubel's knees. Could this be a replay of the Castro controversy (and I'm not talking about the Bay of Pigs here)? Better yet, is this TR playing hard to get? While I doubt the latter, I'd like to think that TR doesn't sleep with anyone on the first date-
I like RonDL as much as the next person, in fact I took to calling him RonDH after he returned to good looking form last year- but for God's sake give a healthy Kubel a chance.
you can find the rest of the interview here: