The 'How many Altuves is the AL MVP award?' quiz

From the time Jose Altuve made his MLB debut in 2011, the famously diminutive Astros second baseman has been one of the most valuable players in all of baseball. This season, Altuve is playing the best ball of his career and, in turn, will likely take home his first MVP award.The AL MVP race is essentially down to three competitors: Mike Trout, Altuve and another player of comically...
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Report: Justin Morneau, Twins have mutual interest in return

Could Justin Morneau and the Minnesota Twins end up reunited? It appears the possibility is in the cards.The Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino reported on Sunday that there is mutual interest between the Twins and Morneau, who is a free agent.Morneau turns 36 in May and is unsigned, but could provide a left-handed bat and designated hitter for interested teams. He’s preparing for his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 29, 2017  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Justin Morneau to 1-year deal

The Chicago White Sox have bolstered their bats, as the club officially announced on Thursday that they’ve signed 2006 American League MVP Justin Morneau. The #WhiteSox have agreed to terms with first baseman Justin Morneau on a one-year, $1-million contract. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 9, 2016 It was later noted that Morneau, who is still...
Via Sportsnaut
June 09, 2016  |  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. — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) October 29, 2015 The Rockies had a nine million dollar mutual option with the left-handed hitting first...
Via BSN Denver
October 29, 2015  |  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...
April 20, 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...
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates-St. Louis Cardinals Game 5 NLDS Preview

Image credit cmgdigital (Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit of the fine blog fromforbestofederal) 1.  Regardless of what transpires in the early Missouri evening this Wednesday, Pittsburgh Pirates’ fans have to be incredibly proud of their franchise.  A playoff run that has so far spanned only 5 games has still vanquished a seeming eternity of frustration for a...
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: 10 thoughts after sweep of Rangers

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit idahostatesman) 1.  This could be the sweep that locks in a playoff spot for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and saves their September.  After being swept and knocked out of first place by the St. Louis Cardinals- and heading to Arlington with a slumping rotation to face a high-powered Texas Rangers’ offense- the potential was easily...
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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