In the biggest off season news so far (cue Barnburner retirement announcement next week) the DC Twits have reached a one year deal with Kevin Higman.
Higman leaves the Janitors in a dump of a garbage and a heap of trouble, but his limited availability might not be the missing ingredient the Twits were looking for to make it past the first round of the playoffs.
The official statement from the Twits follows:
The DC Twits are always on the lookout for players that could contribute to their team. After the Summer 2011 season, the DC Twits recruited one of the top pitchers in the league, Stephen Crawford from the Biebs Feevs (since disbanded). Crawford is a career pitcher with an ERA of 1.06, averaging 66 strikeouts in 3 seasons. The Twits had locked down their go to pitcher, now they needed to replace the loss of Will Campbell’s bat.
Manager Greg Hudson knew this coming into the Summer 2012 season and began to recruit a player who had always hit well against the Twits — Kevin Higman. After exchanging some emails and talking before and after games, the DC Twits officially extended an offer to Higman. And that is what leads to today.
“I would like to officially announce the signing of Kevin Higman to the DC Twits”, Greg Hudson, Twits Manager and PWL Manager of the Year stated.
“Kevin will be moving to Vermont for work this winter, however will be on a part time basis with the Twits and full time come playoffs (if we make it that far).”
Higman comes to the Twits as a career .504 hitter (instantly the Twits best batter) and coming off winning the PWL batting title (4 HRs, 14 RBIs, .574 avg, 1.681 OPS).