Morneau not satisfied -- and not sure of future here

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 30, 2012 - 8:14 AM

He wants to remain with the Twins, but it's not his call.

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jlangsethSep. 29, 12 7:53 PM

i love morneau, hes been a class act and a really good player for the twins. He had a serious concussion (which twins fans know from experience with koskie is very hard to come back from) also other various nagging injuries the last two years. The twins in my opinion should let him get his legs underneath him again and see if he can reclaim some of the form that helped him win the MVP. If we need pitching (which all fans know the twins do) sign a pitcher, dont trade away an all-star caliber player and hope the pitching prospect we get in return pans out. If they do trade him the twins would be left worse off at first (no disrespect to parmalee) and crossing our fingers that the pitcher we get back is decent. This will end my rant... please dont trade span or morneau for prospects, sign a couple established pitchers and bring the twins back to relevancy in the division, another 90 loss season will be too much to take.

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samihoustonSep. 29, 12 8:16 PM

Well said, jlangseth. We need to quit trading players and start buying some. I think they can afford it. I know I contributed my fair share.

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jastkeSep. 29, 12 9:53 PM

Morneau's season has gone as well or better than most of us would have thought back in February. Remember Souhan pretty much said his career was over based on a few off-the-cuff comments he made on the day he reported. My guess is that his numbers next year will be up in almost every category.

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fdrebinSep. 29, 12 9:56 PM

Morneaus production has again fallen off at the end of the year and his hitting against left handed pitching is a liability. He also has difficulty on popups in the infield which is very likely a dizziness or balance issue. He was injured and will likely never fully recover. good guy, but he is paid way more than his contribution is. he needs to be traded for pitching.

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darthvedder8Sep. 29, 1211:19 PM

I think Justin Morneau has been one of the biggest positives for the Twins in 2012 (which probably says more about how bad the team is but still). He's played healthy for most of the season and while his numbers aren't earth shattering he has produced. All he needed to do was get through this year without going foggy again and he's accomplished that. In an odd way the concussion will help the Twins hang on to him since he's basically ruined his shot of ever signing a big contract. At this point, I can't imagine many teams would take a big chance on him. If he puts his work in during the offseason I think he's got a fair shot at 2013 comeback player of the year.

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loop80Sep. 29, 1211:29 PM

"His concussion issues are behind him"? Joe, have you been paying attention to all of the concussion information out there? His problems are only behind him until he suffers another bump.

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scottsdadSep. 30, 12 1:04 AM

Morny's numbers are a little off? The majority of our team would kill for a 20 homers and .275 batting average season. Can't GIVE away a player like that!

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podman64Sep. 30, 12 5:29 AM

Like most fans, I too like Morneau, but the Twins need pitching. That said, if the Twins can get some good pitching for Morneau and Span, then go for it. The team has back ups for both, but don't just give then away for nothing, which the Twins seem to do with trades.

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biscuitSep. 30, 12 5:51 AM

Losing Morneau would make me sad. He's a heck of a ballplayer and seems like a heck of a man. I am certain that next season he will improve even more. Still, the last few weeks have looked like a rerun of April. Hope that's just a hitch in his giddyup.

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joe12packSep. 30, 12 9:08 AM

I see him putting up better numbers in 2013. Keep him, offer him a reasonable extension this winter (1-2 years). If the Twins want to go cheap, they trade him for prospects. If they want to win NOW, they keep him and add to staff (pitchers). I think we all know what will happen.

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