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JUSTIN MORNEAU RUMORS

Colorado Rockies rumors: Re-sign Morneau or roll the dice?

With Major League Baseball’s annual winter meetings just a few days away, the Colorado Rockies are facing the moment of truth on a number of offseason issues. One of the most pressing questions for the Rockies front office has been what to do at first base. One option is to spend money to solve first base by re-signing first baseman Justin Morneau or adding a top tier free agent...
Via isportsweb.com
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies decline Justin Morneau’s option

  The Colorado Rockies have declined their mutual option with former American League MVP and current starting first baseman Justin Morneau. The #Rockies have declined their end of the mutual option with 1B Justin Morneau. pic.twitter.com/c6MKDftqke — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) October 29, 2015 The Rockies had a nine million dollar mutual option with the left-handed hitting...
Via BSN Denver
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Return to Target Field stirs emotions for Morneau

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Nov. 23, 2006 edition of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune showcased a 25-year-old version of Justin Morneau, beaming with youthful exuberance upon winning the American League MVP award. It's difficult to identify one, sterling moment that encapsulated Morneau's meteoric rise to helping personify the modern era of Twins baseball. Maybe it was that late fall day in 2006...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau Sure Would Look Great in a Brewers Uniform

In hindsight, it looks like the Milwaukee Brewers should have signed former Twin and Pirate Justin Morneau this past December.  Morneau signed with the Colorado Rockies on a very reasonable deal which guaranteed him about $13 million for two years with a mutual option for $9 million for 2016.  Morneau has been worth 1.9 bWAR in 2014, putting him about 1.5 bWAR above the cumulative...
Via Brewers Bar
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies break losing streak behind Justin Morneau's huge night

Justin Morneau has returned to his MVP form.Justin Morneau has enjoyed his move to the Mile High City.The Coors Field effect might be something that Colorado Rockies fans get sick of hearing about, but if that is what is helping Morneau return to the 2006 form that earned him the American League MVP award, Rockies fans will be willing to hear about it all year long.On Tuesday night...
Via Rockies Review
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau shows depth of Colorado Rockies offense with walk-off home run

Justin Morneau won it for the Rockies on Sunday.One thing is certain, the Colorado Rockies are fun to watch in 2014.Justin Morneau added the latest chapter on Sunday afternoon with a walk-off, two-out, full count two-run blast to center field to give the Rockies the victory and giving them two-of-three in the series against the Padres.The game came on a day when the club didn't get...
Via Rockies Review
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Here She Comes Now Sayin’ Morneau Morneau

Who could have predicted that Justin Morneau would have a career revival after moving to Coors Field? Nearly everybody. Yes, he’s clearly benefitting from his favorable home park, but he’s also hitting well on the road. He appears to be swinging at nearly everything and, fortunately, is hitting it so far. However, this approach isn’t sustainable, even in Coors. I think he...
Via Razzball
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Todd Helton’s replacement

Replacing a legend is tough. Replacing a legend with a former MVP makes the transition easier. 2014 marks the first season in 18 years without Todd Helton at first base wearing the purple and black. While the 2013 season marked the Helton farewell tour, the 2014 seaon marks the beginning of the post Helton era and a new everyday face at first base. That new face is Justin Morneau...
Via isportsweb.com
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Colorado Rockies can win the NL West

The Colorado Rockies win the NL West? Opening Day is around the corner and the Colorado Rockies aren’t projected to matter this season. Having finished in last place the last two seasons, the Rockies appear to again be everything that they are. But what if I were to tell you that the Colorado Rockies will enter September of this season fighting for an NL West crown? What if I...
Via isportsweb.com
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Nutting’s financial commitment again called into question

(Opening image credit pennlive)   I think fans truly want to believe that when the moment is right, owner Bob Nutting will finally invest significant dollars into the Major League payroll of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Despite years of gifted revenue sharing dollars and lucrative MLB television contracts- and despite promises of “competitive payrolls” after largely taxpayer-financed...
Via isportsweb.com
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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