04-14-2012, 01:25 PM #1
Morneau"s Knock on the Melon....
has turned him into an impatient wild-swinging hacker. Career before the injury, he had 415/595 BB/K which is excellent for a power threat with MVP type numbers. Since the injury, he has 20/51 BB/K(1/7 this season is ridiculous even for a small sample size).
He has become a easy out and rally killer by absolutely swinging out of his shoes at nearly every pitch. Opposing pitchers need not throw him a strike, because Justin will definitely extend the strike zone. He fortunately connected once this year, but I am ready for the return of the old Justin any time he wants to knock this crap off.
04-14-2012, 04:52 PM #2
We are only into the second week of the Season. Lets wait awhile.
Last edited by Highabove; 04-15-2012 at 03:30 AM.
04-16-2012, 05:33 AM #3
04-16-2012, 08:44 AM #4
Morneau is pressing Gardy to let him play 1st base during the Yankee series. Hopefully, that will help his mental state.
04-16-2012, 11:00 AM #5
He's got no business batting 4th right now. If Morneau doesn't find his swing pretty soon, he'll earn himself a spot in the bottom of the order - not to say that's where Gardy will ever put him, but it's probably where he belongs (or on the bench, if he doesn't get back on the field.)
I love the guy, but the past is the past. Rod Carew was an MVP once upon a time, too - doesn't mean he deserves a spot in the lineup today. The Twins need a DH and/or 1st baseman who can hit the ball out of the infield.