Found this write-up over on Twinsbaseball.com
Lots of really great stuff on our new best friend, but this one jumps out right away:
"The Twins have made it clear this offseason that their priority is to bolster an offense which was lackluster in 2007. On Tuesday, they showed just how urgent they feel that need may be."
Yep, even MLB.com staff writer Kelly Theiser gets it: teams need to be really freaking desperate if they trade for Craig Monroe.
Also, you will notice that the Cubs were planning on non-tendering him anyway, so the Twins would have ample chance to negotiate a new contract with him (not like teams would have been banging on his door) but instead they decided to go ahead and give away a prospect to the Cubs in exchange for a player they were planning on non-tendering anyway. Awesome. It is like Bill Smith is a greedy two year old. 'But I want Craig Monroe on my team NOOOOOWWWW!!'
Finally, this quote from Monroe is awesome:
"...I wanted to be in a situation where I could play and get back to doing some of the things that I'm capable of doing."
Things that Craig Monroe is capable of doing, by Matt Becker:
1. Striking out a lot
2. Not getting on base
3. Being really terrible at baseball