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#1 darin617

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:06 PM

Justin Morneau signed a 2yr/$13M with the Rockies. Looks like Cuddy will have a new teammate.

#2 EephusKnuckler

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:09 PM

Looks like I have a team to root for in the NL!

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:15 PM

Congrates to Justin , It was bitter sweet to bitter again , Watching this beer guzzling goalie , grow up and turn into an MVP, only to see him struggle post injury.Yet through it all, Justin was Justin , a Class act , a good family man a humanitarian . Like Jim Thome baseball needs more people like these 2 , good luck Mr. Morneau

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:18 PM

WT-heck is going on with these deals today. This might be the craziest day in a long time.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:20 PM

WT-heck is going on with these deals today. This might be the craziest day in a long time.


Me thinks the GMs just wanna have fun at the meeting , so there getting there home work done early

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:29 PM

I guess this mean that Cuddy will continue to be a right fielder. I wonder how Justin will do in the thin air of Denver.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:33 PM

I'm really happy for Morneau. Seems like a good place to hopefully improve what he's done the last 3-4 years. I certainly hope for that. Good dude. Just like Cuddyer! And, nice contract. A 2nd year and more per year than I would have guessed. Good for him!

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:43 PM

I'm really happy for Morneau. Seems like a good place to hopefully improve what he's done the last 3-4 years. I certainly hope for that. Good dude. Just like Cuddyer! And, nice contract. A 2nd year and more per year than I would have guessed. Good for him!


Me 2.

He still has career ahead of him and he will always be one of my favorite Twins.
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:04 PM

Very bizarre move by Colorado, to be honest. I hope Morneau stays healthy and produces for them, but what is going on with the Rockies? Basically giving Fowler away, and then signing someone they didn't need for what appears to be above-market dollars.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:30 PM

Really happy for Morneau but I agree with drivlikejehu that the Rockies are a puzzlement.

I remember some "need to add a veteran" for stability discussion when they signed Cuddy. Is this the same thing? Helton retires, have to add veteran leadership?

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:31 PM

Good for Justin - and since I get the Colorado feed I'm looking forward to watching him play again, along with Cuddy.

#13 AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:34 PM

Suprised he recieved 2 years. Im happy for Justin. He will always be one of my favorite players. Here's to hoping he can get his career back on track!

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:12 AM

Twins play the Rockies next season but the series is in Colorado right before the All-Star break.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:11 AM

Why didn't the Twins resign him they will never replace his bat.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:44 AM

Why didn't the Twins resign him they will never replace his bat.


I hope this is sarcasm.

I'm pretty surprised he got that much. I figured he would get a Ryan Doumit type contract, 1 year 3-4 million.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:47 AM

Good for Justin- he has to be happy with this deal!

My guess is the Rox logic is similar to Twins/Hughes: change of scenery is everything.
His bat stands to benefit in Denver- is there a better fit for him?

As for the Rox "plan", that's anybody's guess- but not our problem.
Good luck to him, sure it will be good times with Cuddy, and I WILL be watching that series!
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:41 AM

Rockies management is the epitomy of incompetence.

#19 Gernzy

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:53 AM

Definatly happy that Morneau signed with the Rockies. I hope he has success there.
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:12 AM

Glad that the Twins didn't resign him, I heard too many short sarcastic answers from him during interviews - until he got a little humility after his injuries.

You wonder why he would even want to keep playing, one more concussion could affect the rest of his life, he already banked one big contract, how much money does a person need?

Good luck to him.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:34 AM

Good for Justin! I wish him all the best. I always hate seeing long-timers go, but such is the business and I hope he finds success again.
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:35 AM

You wonder why he would even want to keep playing, one more concussion could affect the rest of his life, he already banked one big contract, how much money does a person need?

Good luck to him.


Maybe because he loves it? I hope that's why anyway, and I would be very sympathetic to that answer. I doubt it's just about the money.

In any case, I wish him the best. I'll have to catch a few Rockies games this year to watch the former MVP and former batting champ.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:41 AM

Glad that the Twins didn't resign him, I heard too many short sarcastic answers from him during interviews


I like guys who can play baseball. I've never really cared if they're good at TV interviews.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:23 AM

Very bizarre move by Colorado, to be honest. I hope Morneau stays healthy and produces for them, but what is going on with the Rockies? Basically giving Fowler away, and then signing someone they didn't need for what appears to be above-market dollars.


Todd Helton just retired so someone has to play first base. I think Morneau could definitely hit 25+ homeruns playing in Denver.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:07 PM

Maybe because he loves it? I hope that's why anyway, and I would be very sympathetic to that answer. I doubt it's just about the money.

In any case, I wish him the best. I'll have to catch a few Rockies games this year to watch the former MVP and former batting champ.

I am 44 and play basketball before work with a group of coworkers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I will keep doing it as long as my body allows, hopefully into my 60s. One of the guys is 65. Why would you quit when someone is paying you to do something you love so much? Youth will not come back. Do it while you can.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:25 PM

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    justin morneau deal with #rockies came in at $12.5M for 2. good to see 1 club friendly deal in the bunch.


    Just to show how perspectives vary. Heyman calls the deal "club friendly" while many of us were shocked that it was for 2 years.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:29 PM

I am 44 and play basketball before work with a group of coworkers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I will keep doing it as long as my body allows, hopefully into my 60s. One of the guys is 65. Why would you quit when someone is paying you to do something you love so much? Youth will not come back. Do it while you can.


You'd have to call security to keep me out.

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#28 Halsey Hall

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:18 PM

  • Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS 30m
    justin morneau deal with #rockies came in at $12.5M for 2. good to see 1 club friendly deal in the bunch.

  • Just to show how perspectives vary. Heyman calls the deal "club friendly" while many of us were shocked that it was for 2 years.


I'm still surprised we didn't bring him back and have Mauer play 3rd. Joe would be perfect over there, and we could of dumped Plouffe. It would be a much better team.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:52 PM

I'm still surprised we didn't bring him back and have Mauer play 3rd. Joe would be perfect over there, and we could of dumped Plouffe. It would be a much better team.


I really think that if the Twins thought Mauer had the range to play third, they'd have tried that out. Even though I'm critical of the Twins front office often, I do think they are aware of the idea of the defensive spectrum and that moving Mauer to third would have been far better than moving him to first.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:57 PM

I really think that if the Twins thought Mauer had the range to play third, they'd have tried that out. Even though I'm critical of the Twins front office often, I do think they are aware of the idea of the defensive spectrum and that moving Mauer to third would have been far better than moving him to first.


A year or two ago, sure. But not in 2014.

What's the point of moving Mauer to third when Sano has improved drastically and looks to be in Minnesota by mid season?