06-14-2013, 09:21 AM #1
Article: Twins need more from Morneau and Willingham
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06-14-2013, 11:55 AM #2
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A Google search shows Morneau's recent injury and surgical history, this besides the concussion from mid-season 2010: June 2011-neck surgery to remove a fragment of a disc that was causing neck and shoulder and arm pain. September, 2011- cyst removal from left knee and bone spur removal from left ankle. October, 2011- a "stabilization procedure" on a tendon in the back of the left wrist. With all this, it is no wonder his power is down. Just the altered bio-mechanics of his swing from the leg and wrist surgeries could easily be affecting him. The neck surgery, described by a Twins trainer at the time as "non-invasive"(!) could have been for neck issues that are still affecting his swing. Ample reasons for a decline in power.
06-16-2013, 01:43 AM #3
I've always believed the Twins FO made a mistake not trading Willinham midseason last year knowing they wouldn't be serious contenders this season
06-16-2013, 08:06 AM #4
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06-16-2013, 11:08 AM #5
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Willingham's certainly been a big disappointment lately. Even in situations where the defense is giving up the run on a ground ball he can't seem to do it. So he's got a knee problem or whatever, maybe some time sitting will help out. I do like seeing Arcia out there anyway.