JUSTIN MORNEAU NEWS

Pittsburgh Pirates: Burned by MLB Trade Deadline before

(Check out previous MLB Trade Deadline articles I wrote on the Pirates here and here.) With the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline a few days into the rear view mirror, many teams that went big and added legitimate talent are already reaping the rewards.  Here are but a few examples: *Through 3 games, OF Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .333 with a .968 OPS for the New York Mets, who are riding...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Weiss 'not sure' Morneau will return to Rockies this season

After Justin Morneau said earlier in the week that he was "hopeful" he'd return to the Colorado Rockies this season, there's still a deal of uncertainty as to whether the first baseman will truly play again for the team in 2015. "Yeah, you know, I'm not sure," manager Walt Weiss said when asked if he thought Morneau would return before the end of the season. "This is a very unique...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau progressing, 'hopeful' he'll return to Rockies this season

Justin Morneau's rehabilitation from a concussion and neck sprain has been slow, but he still has his sights set on returning to the Colorado Rockies this season. Morneau, who sustained a concussion and cervical neck sprain while diving for a groundball on May 13 in a game against the Los Angeles Angels, told the Denver Post that he has no plans of retiring and is determined to return...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies begin second half with questions

Despite a disappointing first half of the season, the Colorado Rockies did end on a high note, notching the first ever franchise sweep over the Atlanta Braves. The Rockies now head into the latter part of the season hoping for some sort of momentum, still 8.5 games outside a Wild Card spot. We here at MHS put together a list of the five questions the Rockies need to turn their attention...
Via Mile High Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies enter final series of first half needing wins

Eleven games. In a 162 game season, it’s less than 7 percent of the season. But it’s the number of Wild Card games behind the Colorado Rockies find themselves as they head into the final series before the All-Star break. At 35-49, having lost eight of their last ten, Colorado has more than a mountain to climb to get back in the race for a Wild Card spot. Because, let’s be...
Via Mile High Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies claim Germen off waivers, move Morneau to 60-day DL

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies claimed right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. To make room for Germen on the 40-man roster the Rockies have transferred first baseman Justin Morneau to the 60-day disabled list. Germen appeared in six games with the Cubs this season. He was originally signed by...
Via AP on Fox
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies injury report: Morneau to 60-day DL

The All-Start break is right around the corner and for a majority of the Rockies this is a much-needed break. The injury report has grown shorter and maybe that’ll be somewhat helpful during the middle of the season. When the team comes back after the midsummer classic, some dearly missed players like Corey Dickerson and Brooks Brown should be back. Here is the current injury...
Via Mile High Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Ben Paulsen makes top play of the day robbing HR

Rockies rookie Ben Paulsen has mostly been playing first base in Justin Morneau’s absence. However, he’s started in left field in each of the Rockies’ past three games. On Thursday, he made one of his best defensive plays at either position. In the bottom of the eighth inning he made a leaping catch over the left field wall to rob the Diamondbacks’ Chris Owings of a home...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Morneau 'progressing' in recovery from concussion symptoms

It’s been over a month now since Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau went down after suffering concussion symptoms in a game against the Angels on May 13. In speaking to reporters Morneau said that he hated to be “vague,” but that the plan was for him to return before the end of the year, though there was no timetable. Per MLB.com:"Everything is progressing, moving forward...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Will Morneau come back?

Concussions are no joke when it comes to sports injuries, especially when an athlete endures multiple. On May 13th Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau dove for a ball and suffered a concussion and a neck sprain, making it his second concussion in the past five years. At first he was only put on the seven day disabled list, but then was moved to the 15-day DL as Morneau told the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Paulsen making case for first base in Morneau's absence

With Justin Morneau on the disabled list due to the lingering effects of prior concussions, the Rockies have been splitting playing time at first base between former catcher Wilin Rosario and rookie Ben Paulsen. Rosario has started at first base 14 times since May 14, and Paulsen has played at least parts of 12 games at first since being called up from Triple A on May 19. Manager...
Via Fox Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Father (at) First

Justin Morneau – I plan on being a father a lot longer than a baseball player. JM – You want your kids to know who their father is when they grow up and they don’t want to have any resentment towards you or towards baseball. JM – Hopefully, I get to play long enough where they have good memories of coming to the ballpark and having fun. JM – The Rockies do a pretty good...
Via Mile High Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Morneau not ready to come back from DL

Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will not be ready to return from the disabled list Friday when he is eligible according to Denver Post writer Patrick Saunders. The reigning batting champion was placed on the special seven-day concussion DL last week, and manager Walt Weiss told the media Friday that Morneau is still suffering from concussion like symptoms. No updated timeline...
Via Mile High Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Weiss, Lyles, Morneau recovering after a rough day

The Colorado Rockies lost more than just another contest on their 11-game losing streak on Wednesday to the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Walt Weiss, starting pitcher Jordan Lyles, and first baseman Justin Morneau’s services were all taken away from the Rockies throughout the day in Anaheim. Luckily, none of them are expected to miss extended, if any, time. Weiss underwent an emergency...
Via Mile High Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Coors Shield nickname is a jinx

The date was April 17, 2015. The tweet was simple and to the point. “Manufacturing a team nickname just 5% into a season seems like a really, really bad idea. That’s messing with the baseball gods. ‪#Rockies‬” At that point, I should have been riding high. I was the guy who had been driving the Rockies bandwagon for weeks, talking them up through spring training and trying...
Via Mile High Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' LeMahieu hits .400 in April

The Rockies Twitter account and the blog Purple Row pointed out the other day that second baseman DJ LeMahieu was leading the majors in hitting. As the month of April comes to a close, LeMahieu is one of three players hitting .400 and is second in baseball with a .406 average.This fact may come as a surprise to some people as the Gold Glove second baseman is better known for his...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Dickerson might be the best MLB hitter you've never heard of

When you think of great hitters currently with the Rockies, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Justin Morneau and perhaps Nolan Arenado come to mind. Corey Dickerson might be better than all of them though. He hit .312 last season -- just 7 points lower than teammate and NL batting champ Justin Morneau -- but was 24 plate appearances shy of qualifying for consideration among the NL...
Via Fox Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki, Morneau go deep, Rockies overpower Royals 6-2

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Troy Tulowitzki and Justin Morneau hit home runs on consecutive pitches in the first inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Tulowitzki's liner off Royals rookie Aaron Brooks curled inside the left field foul pole. The two-run shot was the second of the spring for Tulowitzki, who also made a diving play...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

88-year-old held back from charging the mound at Rockies fantasy camp

https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/B9iYCGQIYAENtOP.mp4 Every year the Colorado Rockies hold a fantasy camp for fans to live out there dream of playing alongside their Major League heroes.  The star of this year’s camp is 88-year-old Lew Dunlap, who threatened to charge the mound. 88 years old with so much swagger. #YoureMyBoyLew @RoxFantasyCamp pic.twitter.com/PQrslN2j6U...
Via Sports-Glory
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #171: Justin Morneau | 1B | COL

Before writing this post I got a bit curious – what did we say about Justin Morneau at this time last year? I kept searching and searching for his profile, but to no avail. Then it finally hit me. There’s no way we ranked Morneau among our top 200 players year! Like so many fantasy players, we fed both him and his complete and utter mediocrity to the sharks. Can you really blame...
Via Baseball Professor
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins interested in Michael Morse

With the Miami Marlins unable to reach a deal with any first basemen, including left-handed hitter Justin Morneau, they have been in contact with first basemen/outfielder Michael Morse, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The top free-agent first baseman option left on the open market, the 32-year-old is said to have had talks with the Marlins about potentially reaching...
Via Baseball Essential
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Morneau leads MLB All-Stars to 1st win in Japan

The MLB All-Stars took care of business after being no-hit in Game 3 against Samurai Japan. On Sunday, manager John Farrell shook up the lineup and it resulted in a 6-1 victory in the Tokyo Dome. The first win for the MLB in the five-game postseason series.Justin Morneau, the National League batting champion, blasted a pitch from Japan starter Shintaro Fujinami over the wall in...
Via Baseball Essential
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Morneau leads MLB All-Stars to 1st win in Japan

TOKYO (AP) Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer and Chris Capuano pitched five strong innings Sunday as the MLB All-Stars beat Japan 6-1 for the first win of their five-game postseason tour. Morneau, the National League batting champion, drove a pitch from Japan starter Shintaro Fujinami over the wall in right to give his team a 4-1 lead in the third. It was the second homer of...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rockies save their worst for last

It wasn’t losing a game in Chicago when the Cubs had to have a catcher pitch in the 16th inning. It wasn’t base-running blunders that made the hosts on SportsCenter chuckle on multiple nights. It wasn’t a bases-clearing wild pitch that seemed to crystallize the team’s lackadaisical attitude. It wasn’t even misspelling the name of their star player on the back of a t-shirt...
Via Mile High Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Morneau collects 6 RBI as Rockies hang 16 runs on first-place Dodgers

  Justin Morneau tied a season high with six RBI, including five as part of an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias, and the Colorado Rockies routed the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 16-2 on Wednesday. Morneau hit a three-run homer and a two-run single in the opening frame as the last-place Rockies chased Frias (0-1) after just two outs. Morneau...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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