Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:17 PM
Edited by shs_59, 30 April 2012 - 11:23 PM.
Twins Prospects? 1 S. Gonsalves 2. N. Gordon 3. Tyler Jay
4. A. Kirilloff 5. Romero, Fernando 6. Mejia, Alberto 7. K. Stewart
8.J.T. Chargois 9. Wells, Lac. 10. D. Palka 11. Wade, LaM. 12. Nic Burdi
Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:09 AM
Not a good sign for the Twins, who just began a six-game West Coast swing. Morneau told reporters that he began feeling discomfort during a series against the Rays from April 20-22, but that it got worse over the weekend. He's hopeful that it's just scar tissue breaking up following surgery last September, but the Twins will likely send him for a precautionary MRI. We should know more about his status at some point on Tuesday.
Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter
Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:41 AM
Anyways, The hand I'm not too worried about, he'll be fine. (eventually) Even though its the same wrist from SLAMMING his hand into the locker from frustrationing AB's last year some time or whatever it was.
Did he or didn't he? We'll probably never know for sure.
But this year is starting to feel like a really bad replay of last year.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:09 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:13 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:19 AM
Did I miss something? When did Mauer get hurt? He got a day off against C.J. Wilson, a lefty he happens to be terrible against. Even the most aggressive Mauer hater (and I'm up there) would acknowledge that it's better to give Mauer a day off now and then, since any little injury, no matter how insignificant, is going to sit him down for 2 weeks minimum.
This team is like a defective Viagra product. Mauer and Morneau both hurt again 22 games into the season. No clutch hitting, pitching staff a disaster, no leadership, coaching staff cluless. What a joke and we were told it would be better than 2011. Right now 2011 looks pretty good.
As for Morneau, this is bad news. Not as bad as concussion problems, but this suggests another long-term problem that he can't get over. Plus, anything having to do with the wrist, elbow, or shoulder destroys power hitters, even if they can stay in the lineup.
The thing about punching the locker was never corroborated. It's entirely plausible in light of how last year went and what Amare Stoudamire did yesterday. But I think that came from a tweet (Phil Mackey?) and some of the Strib guys tried to follow up on it in the offseason and never got confirmation that it happened. Suppose it doesn't really matter at this point, he clearly has a problem.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:27 AM
They were supposed to be better before they lost Baker and Frankie lost his shoes in his locker. There are positive signs in two quality starts in a row (marquis and blackburn) and the offense has been keeping us in most games...just one timely hit could make the difference. And a 10 game winning streak brings us (almost) back to .500. Stranger things have happened.
Relying on an injury prone RH and a wildly consistent LHP as being lynchpins to a better season,along with 3 guys with high WHIP numbers, did not give me any hope of being better.
I expected Baker to get injured. Just not this early.
Liriano is grossly overpaid for what he brings.
With out some deals and any significant moves, it's a tough next year, too.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:00 PM
Edited by nicksaviking, 01 May 2012 - 02:10 PM.