Morneau not eager to be traded

  • Article by: La VELLE E. NEAL III
  • Updated: July 8, 2013 - 1:00 AM

 

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johnramboJul. 7, 1311:20 PM

Who'd want him?

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BallFourJul. 7, 1311:58 PM

Morneau not eager to be traded...but prospect of smarter fans in most other cities enticing

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rharrison123Jul. 8, 13 6:29 AM

Morneau not eager to be traded...as the prospect of finding more astute, knowledgeable, and loyal fans not likely to happen.

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larsoeriJul. 8, 13 9:05 AM

The Twins way would be to retain him past the trade deadline, despite being well out of contention, and then allow him to leave in the off-season for no return. Also, the fact that he is content to be on a team that is on the verge of its third consecutive 90 loss season speaks to his lack of competitiveness; Twins don't need aging veterans who are content with the status quo.

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partskcojJul. 8, 13 9:18 AM

Best you could get for him is a doz balls and six cracked bats. Face it. He's all done. Deal with it and move on!

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Dantes929Jul. 8, 13 9:24 AM

"the fact that he is content to be on a team that is on the verge of its third consecutive 90 loss season speaks to his lack of competitiveness" That comment says more about you than it does about Morneau. To say any of these guys lack competetiveness is absurd. The fact that he wants to be part of the rebuilding process speaks to his character and his competetiveness. He doesn't want to give up when things are dark. Morneau sees talent in the current group and the group coming behind and wants to be part of it. You see no talent and no hope. Time will tell who is right but to me he is the guy I would want on my team and you are not.

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Dantes929Jul. 8, 13 9:27 AM

"Face it. He's all done. Deal with it and move on!" I am absoulutely positive you said the same about Perkins. I am pretty certain you said the same thing at one time or another about Ortiz, Hardy, Mauer, Deduno, Gomez, Span, Kubel, etc.

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larsoeriJul. 8, 13 9:42 AM

Just saying, he would rather meander in a going nowhere situation than be traded to a contender for the stretch run… tells me everything about him, his competitiveness and his desire to win… Also says a lot about the clubhouse, Twins have not had a feisty leader since Torii Hunter left; team is stale, content and has no drive… Gardy should be real proud of the fight in that locker room…

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dmulville72Jul. 8, 13 9:50 AM

Well said Dante. These boards are more full than normal lately with the uninformed and negative. If we trade Justin he will be one more that these lovers of hindsight and forgetfulness add to the list of bad decisions to let go. Its become ridiculous listening to the average fan, they have no memory of anything. My fave is the people complaining of letting go of Crain yet while he was here I don't think I've heard that much hate for a reliever since Ron Davis.

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buntingtwinsJul. 8, 13 9:50 AM

The Twins need to restructure their payroll. They have been borrowing from the pitching side to pay hitters for three straight dismal seasons. It doesn't work. The more recent glory years had payroll mostly on the pitching side. Splitting payroll 50/50 would provide nice balance. With Twins payroll based on revenue, the team is almost sure to reduce total payroll for 2014. Probably to 60-70 mil. Contracts for Morneau and Carroll will drop after this season. The Twins don't need to be concerned about them. They should be looking for new teams for Doumit and Willingham. Eliminating those four contrcts would put hitting payroll in the 30-35 mil range. That would provide the funds necessary to revitalize the pitching staff and return some balance to the team.

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