UPDATE 12/13 6:42 PM: The deal is worth $2.8 million, the same amount that Everett made last season, plus 200K in incentives.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Twins have signed SS Adam Everett to a 1 year deal. This comes 1 day after the Astros non-tendered the defensive specialist after acquiring Miguel Tejada from the Orioles. The offseason started great with the acquisition of Delmon Young, but with the Craig Monroe and now Everett signings, I'm not sure where this team is headed. Right now, I don't see the point in signing Everett, with Alexi Casilla, Nick Punto, and Brendan Harris already available to play middle infield positions. Everett is considered by many the best defensive shortstop in baseball, but his career offensive numbers, including a .299 career OBP, are absolutely putrid. Another no-hit, all-defense player is not exactly what the Twins needed. At this point, I'm not really sure what direction the Twins are headed, but I'm getting worried that they're going to try to compete this year and then lose Johan Santana for just draft picks. There's plenty of offseason left, though, so I'll try to be optimistic until I see the entire offseason plan.
UPDATE 12/14 3:25 AM: I didn't feel like making a whole new entry about this, but I just wanted to say that I've been following the Mitchell Report, and I plan to post my opinion on it after I read the whole thing. I'm not even going to try to read until finals are over and winter break start, though, so it will probably be up at the end of next week.