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VI: Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Justin Morneau
A former MVP, Justin Morneau has clunked his noggin one too many times. In the games such as football or rugby, a true tough player might sit two weeks with a concussion. Justin Morneau has let concussions derail a once promising career. During his time off, Morneau has let his fitness go forth into the nether while his power numbers have severely declined. A Minnesota Twins lineup that was once the class of the AL Central now is far less imposing with a declining Morneau, a complacent C Joe Mauer, and a host of other lackluster hitters surrounding them. This season Morneau is due 14 million dollars. Add to the surgery on his wrist, and we have a player who is declining at the rate of rapidity usually reserved for the hockey players he grew up with as a child in Canada.
It seems that every time anything makes unwanted contact with Morneau’s head, he is concussed. Talk about a glass jaw.
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MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins entered this season hoping right-hander Scott Baker would be starting their home-opener today. Instead, Baker was preparing to travel to New York to get a second opinion on his troublesome right elbow from Dr. David Altchek.
A recent MRI showed the same flexor strain that bothered Baker at times last season, and the Twins are worried about the continual...
MINNEAPOLIS Twins manager Ron Gardenhire talked before his team's home opener Monday about Minnesota's lack of offense through its first three games. The Twins scored just five total runs in the season-opening series against the Baltimore Orioles and failed to score more than two runs in a game.
Gardenhire delivered a similar message following Monday's 5-1 loss to the...
I know that the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. But already in the early stages of the season there is cause for concern if you are a Minnesota Twins fan, like me.
Coming off a 99-loss season in 2011, Twins management did almost nothing to improve an offense that was near the bottom in runs scored or a bullpen that was absolutely God-awful.
They added Jason Marquis...
Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Scott Baker will have to undergo season-ending elbow surgery.
Baker, who had to leave a minor league rehab start last week, will go under the knife to repair the flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow.
The team's opening day starter in 2011, Baker has missed time in each of the last two seasons because of the same injury.
In the marathon that is a 162-game baseball season, a three-game losing streak is barely reason to panic. But after Minnesota was swept in their three-game season-opening series against the Baltimore Orioles, Twins fans seem to believe that not much has changed from last year's 99-loss season.
Indeed, it was a rough opening series for the Twins, who scored just five runs in...
MINNEAPOLIS LaTroy Hawkins still remembers the call he got from manager Tom Kelly after the Twins' 2001 season.
Minnesota finished the year with an 85-77 record, good for second in the American League Central. Despite the Twins' success that season, however, Kelly called to tell Hawkins that he wasn't returning as Minnesota's manager for 2002.
"I felt bad...
With the Atlanta Braves win over the Astros last night, the idle Minnesota Twins (0-4) became the last winless team in the Major Leagues. That is a dubious distinction that no team ever wants to have. But what really has to be scaring Twin fans right now is that they could remain winless for a lot longer than any of us would have ever thought possible.
Few, if any, expected...
One of my favorite movies of all-time has to be the Big Lebowski and I have to say that when I heard about this Minnesota Twins ad parodying it, I was quite excited.
The commercial features former Twins pitcher Kent Hrbek as "The Big Hrboswski" and it is an instant classic:
- Sources within WWE and outside of WWE have confirmed that as of now, The Bella Twins are scheduled to leave the company when their contracts expire at the end of April. Speculation is that they just want to move on to other things. The Twins wrote the following last night during RAW:
“Don’t believe what you hear #! Tune into WWE Superstars this week you won’t be disappointed...