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The resurgance of Justin Morneau

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#1 zchrz

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:19 PM

As with anything this time of year limited sample size alert, but our old friend Justin Morneau is putting up some nice numbers in Colorado. His slash is .346/.386/.538, he isn't hitting for huge power with only 2 home runs but I think everyone understands his big power days are probably behind him. He is still playing excellent defense at first and is being used well with limited at bats vs lefties.

I will always be a Morneau fan and its really nice to see him get back on track, if there is one other team I am routing for this year it is Rox because of Morneau and Cuddles.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:29 PM

Yep, Colorado automatically became my default NL team when Morneau went there.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

I'm doing the same- checking boxscores and cheering for Justin.

#4 BigTrane

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:20 PM

Ah, nothing like the mountain air to perk you up...

Very happy for Morneau (and Cuddy and Hawk); thanks for posting this!
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:38 PM

Great for Justin, a class act

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

Success away from Coors field is encouraging

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

our old friend Justin Morneau is putting up some nice numbers in Colorado... I think everyone understands his big power days are probably behind him. He is still playing excellent defense at first and is being used well with limited at bats vs lefties.

I will always be a Morneau fan and its really nice to see him get back on track, if there is one other team I am routing for this year it is Rox because of Morneau and Cuddles.

http://www.purplerow...ang-good-so-far


He's had his power stroke working for a while now. He's on the NL leader board top ten in avg, slg, rbi, doubles and tied for 14th HR (1 shy of the top ten.)

I thought he was ready last season to have this season. Wish that were true.

http://www.denverpos...-nl-player-week

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:29 PM

He's had his power stroke working for a while now. He's on the NL leader board top ten in avg, slg, rbi, doubles and tied for 14th HR (1 shy of the top ten.)

I thought he was ready last season to have this season. Wish that were true.

http://www.denverpos...-nl-player-week


If he did have that year, what would the Twins have done with him? Would they still have traded him (presumably for a bigger return)? Would they have re-signed him? Then what would have become of our former all-star catcher who is now manning 1B?

My guess is they would still have traded him, but it would have been nice to get more for him (even if he was just a rental.)

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:40 PM

We never should of traded him. I hope he has huge success there and it's entirely possible. One of my all tme favorites, and really just a nice guy.

#10 steve

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:40 PM

Nice to see those trees in the outfield don't bother him.


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