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Diamondbacks sign former Twin Eduardo Escobar

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Looks like the beloved teammate won’t be making a reunion with his friends in Minnesota.

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks
Ed wants you to know everything will be okay. Hopefully.
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If you were hoping for a Twins reunion with everyone’s favorite everything player, Eduardo Escobar, I have some bad news.

That’s right — it sounds like Escobar actually prefers the desert over re-signing with the Twins to play in the frigid lands of Minnesota, where a blizzard can potentially postpone three games in a row. Ed favoring Arizona over Minnesota is a bit surprising, though, considering the Fogo de Chão in Arizona is way further away from Chase field than the Fogo de Chão in Minnesota is from Target Field. Ed, my man, what are you doing!?

Although, looking at the deal (which is, in fact, official), three years for $21 million does seem like a pretty good deal — for Escobar, that is. The ultra-utility player hit .272/.334/.489 with 48 doubles and 23 home runs in 2018, which is impressive, but that was also by far his career year. At 30 year’s old, is Escobar going to keep those type of numbers up? Of course, his flexibility in the field, especially for a National League team, is very valuable. I also don’t want Ed to do bad... I’m just having a hard time here, okay?

The Twins, of course, traded Eduardo Escobar to the Diamondbacks back on July 27th of this year. They received three prospects — RHP Jhoan Duran, OF Ernie De La Trinidad, and OF Gabriel Maciel — in return.

Poll

How do you feel about Eduardo Escobar’s potential deal with the Diamondbacks?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Fine. He doesn’t fit on the Twins anyway.
    (15 votes)
  • 65%
    Would have been nice to have him back, but good for Eduardo.
    (359 votes)
  • 5%
    I wouldn’t want the Twins to give him that money.
    (31 votes)
  • 17%
    WHY GOD WHHYYY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    (96 votes)
  • 9%
    Joe Mauer
    (51 votes)
552 votes total Vote Now