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
2 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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

Japan beats MLB All-Stars again, lead series 2-0

TOKYO -- Leadoff hitter Yuki Yanagita drove in four runs to lead Japan to an 8-4 win over the Major League Baseball All-Stars on Friday in the second game of the five-match series. Yanagita singled, doubled, and tripled at Tokyo Dome. ''Yanagita has a lot of bat speed,'' MLB manager John Farrell said. ''He's aggressive and whether it is against a left-handed pitcher or a right-handed...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: November 11, 2014

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. NIPPON...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s in Store for the Rockies this Offseason? Part I

The Rockies offseason began in relative upheaval when long-tenured GM Dan O’Dowd and Director of Major League Operations Bill Geivett resigned.  For a front office that had been notably resistant to change, it will be interesting to see what direction new GM Jeff Bridich takes the franchise. Bridich hopes to bring a breath of fresh air to a Rockies franchise looking to reach the...
Via Batting Leadoff
October 31, 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...
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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

Rockies rout Dodgers 16-2, take 2 of 3 in series

DENVER (AP) Justin Morneau tied a season high with six RBIs, including five as part of an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias, and the Colorado Rockies routed the NL 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) from the game after two outs...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Colorado Rockies

For a minute there, the Rockies looked like they were going to be the Cinderella story of the season. After the first week of May, the Rockies were tied for first place in the NL West much to the surprise of everyone. But by the time the All-Star break hit, however, Colorado was tied for last place in the NL West, much to the surprise of no one. Despite an MVP caliber season...
Via The Outside Corner
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Ben Revere Win The Batting Title?

All Placido Polanco Ben Revere does is hit. He’s been a hit machine recently, and has pushed himself up to 2nd in the NL in batting average, only behind Justin Morneau of the Rockies. But can he pass Morneau? Revere has been on an outstanding hot streak since June, leading MLB in average over that span. He also hasn’t struck out or walked much, either. Why he will win it Revere...
Via Phillies Nation
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins could be trade partner as deadline nears

When things went south a few games after the All-Star break, it was obvious that the Minnesota Twins would be sellers at the trade deadline. After losing three games to Tampa Bay out of the break, the Twins fell even further out of contention and inched closer to a fourth straight losing season. The comments from general manager Terry Ryan seemed to back up the notion that Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Extra innings torture for fans of the Colorado Rockies who want something to cheer for

If the Rockies were in the race, it would have been fun.The Colorado Rockies had a game on Tuesday night.Fans who were staring at the standings every night after the game back in April and May have forgotten that the baseball season is still going on. As far as they are concerned, some misguided emails from a pompous owner were sent out a couple of days after another disappointing...
Via Rockies Review
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Troy Tulowitzki, Drew Stubbs, Justin Morneau

Colorado Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki flew to Philadelphia Saturday to meet with Dr. William Meyers to discuss the next steps in healing and recovery from the hip flexor tendon strain suffered on July 19. In addition, outfielder Drew Stubbs is day-to-day after twisting his ankle while hitting a home run, and first baseman Justin Morneau took batting practice Saturday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Nanocast: What’s left to cheer for?

The return of the Rockies nanocast! It’s been a rough month for the Rockies while we were away, but have no fear – we do our best to play catch up and cover it all. In this week’s addition, MHS Rockies beat writer Zach Marburger and producer/writer Jesse Trujillo talk injuries to Troy Tulowitzki and Justin Morneau, the debut of Ben Paulsen (and his mustache), trade rumors...
Via Mile High Sports
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies place Troy Tulowitzki on DL with hip flexor strain

The Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday that infielder Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 20) and have recalled left-handed pitcher Yohan Flande from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Tulowitzki, 29, is being placed on the disabled list with a left hip flexor strain. He is hitting 340 (107-for-315), 18 doubles, 1 triple, 21 home runs, 52 RBI...
Via Sports-Glory
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Boone Logan, Troy Tulowitzki

The Colorado Rockies had another busy day yesterday on the injury front, as they had to place both Justin Morneau and Boone Logan on the disabled list. They also got more positive news in the form of Michael Cuddyer's MRI and the activation of Nick Masset, while star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki sat out again with his thigh injury. Cody Ulm of MLB.com provides the update on all...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 22, 2014  |  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

Josh Donaldson, Justin Morneau Added To Final Home Run Derby Roster

The captains of the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby in Minnesota have finalized their rosters for the competition. National League shortstop Troy Tulowitzki added his Colorado Rockies teammate Justin Morneau — who has 13 homers this year — to the already impressive lineup that includes Giancarlo Stanton, Yasiel Puig and Todd Frazier. American League captain Jose Bautista named third...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Vote not in Morneau's favor

So much for the Justin Morneau reunion tour. Morneau, playing in his first season with the Colorado Rockies, fell short of winning the Final Vote to earn a spot on the National League roster for next week's All-Star Game. The game, of course, is being played in Minnesota, where Morneau spent the first 11 seasons of his career. He was edged in the voting by Chicago Cubs first baseman...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer leading charge to get ex-Twin Morneau voted to All-Star Game

Many people in Twins Territory are hoping that former Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau will return to Target Field for next week's All-Star Game. Joe Mauer is helping lead the charge. Mauer recorded a short video urging Twins fans to vote for Morneau in the Final Vote, which allows fans to select one of five finalists in each league for the last spot on the All-Star roster...
Via Fox Sports North
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

First All-Star Game Final Vote Update

Posted to The Good Stuff Joe DirtHere’s a quick look at how the Final Vote is going according to the #FinalVote Twitter Page:   STANDINGS: NL #FinalVote sponsored by Experian Justin Morneau Anthony Rizzo Justin Upton Anthony Rendon Casey McGehee http://t.co/ufQnTK2DU9 — #FinalVote (@MLB) July 8, 2014   STANDINGS: AL #FinalVote sponsored by Experian Chris Sale Garrett Richards...
Via Sports Mockery
July 08, 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
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