06-20-2013, 10:18 PM #21
06-20-2013, 10:18 PM #22
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1/2 a season of Morneau would probably be worth more than whatever scrubs people will offer. A C or C+ prospect? NO. I'll take 1/2 season of quality production at a position of need over a 5% moonshot that the prospect of that caliber amounts to anything. We have nothing to lose by keeping him since he's not blocking anyone and payroll means nothing when it's been severely undercut and the contract expires this season. Haven't we seen enough sentimental players leave? Even with all the hype about the youth coming up, veterans are still a necessary. I don't think it's in the Twins best interest to trade him. If he leaves through free agency fine, but I see trading as a bit of a minor blow to the player you sent out.
06-20-2013, 10:21 PM #23"If you'da been thinkin' you wouldn't 'a thought that.."
06-21-2013, 01:13 AM #24
Do we really need another Deolis Guerra? Let me at least enjoy watching Morneau until his curtain call in September.
06-21-2013, 01:27 AM #25
The younger players coming up are going to need a Mentor.
Who should that be?
06-21-2013, 01:30 AM #26
06-21-2013, 02:27 AM #27
If Byron Buxton hit a baseball thrown by Chuck Norris, what would happen?"Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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06-21-2013, 06:32 AM #28
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Do the Twins need Morneau and a .730ish OPS playing first base 140-150 times in 2014 and beyond? I really don't think so. While Parmelee's struggles mean there is no obvious successor, there are internal options who could put up comparable numbers (Colabello, Parmelee, later on Vargas, Plouffe) and there needs to be a place for Mauer to get at-bats when he is not catching. Despite the homer on Wednesday, I don't see anything that screams we'll see the "old Morneau" and the clubhouse dynamics are there where the manager will be compelled to bat him in the middle of the order and play him every day, which IMHO have hurt the team a bit this year and will continue to cost the teams as many wins as any decision when to pull a starter or any other lineup construction issue.
06-21-2013, 08:05 AM #29"If you'da been thinkin' you wouldn't 'a thought that.."