As I was reading the local paper the other day, new addition Jason Kubel is excited about playing with his brother in law, rookie reliever Michael Tonkin. Kubel, a South Dakota native, is glad to be back with his old teammates. He says, "I'm very much looking forward to playing baseball with these guys again. They have amazing chemistry, and hopefully I'll be able to bring the World Series trophy back here." Right. Kubel signed a minor league contract with the team earlier this year. He's got slim chances of making the team this year, but he could end up in Triple AAA, and make the team off of a mid-season call-up.