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Justin Morneau (Twins Contact Orioles)

Posted: 12/5/2012 11:41 AM

Justin Morneau (Twins Contact Orioles) 


From Roch -

The Minnesota Twins are devoting part of these Winter Meetings to gauging outside interest in first baseman Justin Morneau, and the Orioles are counted among the teams they've contacted, according to an industry source.

The Twins would want - wait for it - young pitching in return for Morneau, who will make $14 million in 2013, the final year of his contract.

It's possible that the Twins are just testing the waters rather than actively shopping Morneau. General manager Terry Ryan told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in August that Morneau, 31, was "one of the most important people in this organization, no doubt," and suggested the first baseman would return next year. But they're floating his name at these meetings.


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What do you guys think? I'd have loved him before the concussion but I don't know if it would be worth the reward at this point.. We've already had to deal with one concussion case. I'm worried about defense at first though.. Mark BROUGHT the glove to 1B..!
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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:46 AM

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Morneau had a nice 2nd half this past season but with his contract is up come this time next year the asking price should not be so high.
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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:32 PM

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I can't see them picking up that salary but I'd take him over reynolds no question

I have a feeling Davis is going to be our 1B
Hopefully they shift Reimold to the primary DH and add a good fielder in Left either mcclouth or maybe Hoes/Avery maybe steps up
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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:50 PM

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True Reynolds made some nice plays at 1B however he missed some routine plays that did not show as errors. Like Reynolds but Morneau is a true upgrade and I take him over a guy like Morse who has had only 1 1/2 good seasons.
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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:37 PM

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It boggles my mind that some teams - including supposedly the yankees - are considering him for 3rd base.
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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:44 PM

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If you read about Morneau health problems since his concussion it sounds a lot like Roberts. Do we need two players with post concussion problems? Also I don't see the O's paying even half his salary due in 2013. Maybe I will be surprised.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 9:56 PM

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Having watched Morneau his entire career, I have been very much in favor of the Twins trading him. He isn't the player he was, due to the severe injuries he has suffered along the way. Still, he has potential to hit 25 HR's and bat over .275. Plus he is still a decent defensive player. Upgrade over Reynolds...if healthy, absolutely. Twins really need pitching so the O's would have to give up at least a couple to make a trade.

If pressed, I'd say go for it. (with reservations)
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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:12 AM

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Lets get this straight. While this kat has had post concusiion syndrome he was cleared to play late last year and played most of this season. He is different from BROB due to the fact he never had any positive test for PED's. Love BROB and hope he returns but we are talking about 2 different people with 2 different individual stituations of medical history. Roberts body doesnt respond well to normal treatment thus it now takes longer to heal because ones body once it has it wants that PED to help heal.
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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:48 AM

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Only way i'd take Morneau is if he agreed to a 2 year extension around 14 million base with up to 4 more million in incentives. and the twins would have to eat 4 million in 2013.
Losers whine about their best...... Winners go home and        %##%# the prom queen.
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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:58 PM

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Honestly O's---grab Morneau right NOW, while the Twins are literally giving away their everyday players! we could probably get him for a single A pitcher and some high school kid, yet unsigned. They have literally given away both their center fielders for a single A pitcher; a AA pitcher and a 4th starter, coming off of a season of injuries.
I'm embarrassed for them and what my RedWings may look like before this is over.

So, go for it O's. Join in the fun of fleecing the Twins.
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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:38 PM

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I am pretty disappointed so far with the O's lack of moves. Yes we have some guys coming back but Markakis is the only one I think we can count on. Anything we get from Roberts and Reimold will be a huge surprise. They simply haven't shown the ability to stay healthy the last few years (shoot Reimold has never shown he can play close to a full season).

There is a ways to go before ST but still we made huge strides this year and we might be able to actually lure some FAs to come play in OPACY.

Come on O's lets get it on!!!!!
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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:48 PM

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Looking over their roster, the Twins barely have anyone on that team that looks entertaining. Wonder if they might be willing to unload Mauer...?
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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:43 PM

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I think the lovefest with Mauer and the Twins fans is about over. He is vastly overpaid; he isn't a team leader nor is he Mr Excitement anymore on this last place team. He wouldn't come cheap but I don't think he is untouchable.
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Posted: 12/7/2012 2:04 AM

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Well I'm not saying we seriously go after him. While he's got an excellent OBP, it's certainly not worth $20-23 million per year.
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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:47 AM

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It's mentally tough being an upper tier player on a bad team.  He'd probably welcome a change to a winning team like the O's, and perform even better....
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Posted: 12/7/2012 11:47 AM

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I dont think I answered the question before; I'd love to have Morneau. He is a nice defensive 1st bseman with good footwork,good glove work for both fielding and holding runners and knows how to position himself well and his bat would add value to the Orioles lineup. Be nice to know what the Twins were looking for in return for a guy with only 1 year left on his contract.
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Posted: 12/8/2012 12:36 AM

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stephenjames1979 wrote: Well I'm not saying we seriously go after him. While he's got an excellent OBP, it's certainly not worth $20-23 million per year.
No its not. I don't think any athlete or entertainer is worth that much, in relation to what the vast majority of human beings have to do to make ends meet.

Here's a thought....cut all their salaries in half...and cut tix prices and all other expenses related to the games in half. I'll bet not one would say....well then I'll show you--I quit! I'm going to find me a REAL job now!

Yeah. Make pro sports affordable and reasonable again...and the athletes will still be handsomely paid...maybe a lot fewer drugs; maybe only 5 luxury cars instead of 10; maybe only one dwelling on the ocean instead of 5. It would be a huge sacrifice I know, but somebody's gotta do it!!rolleyes
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Posted: 12/8/2012 1:11 PM

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I really think the Orioles should try again with Davis at 1B. He was an above-average fielder as a prospect in the minors and during his time in Texas. I don't think the Orioles necessarily need a gold glover over there and, honestly, it's not guaranteed Reynolds duplicates his magic glovework at first, especially to a degree where he's leaps and bounds better than Davis.

The Orioles can save a ton of money by just going with Davis at first. They'll be able to use that $10m+ they'd put out for a guy like Morneau and allocate it to a starting pitcher or locking up one or two of the youngsters.
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