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Postby rentz » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:54 pm

kind of sad i dropped his butt a month ago :~(
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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:06 pm

Isn't it slowly but surely?

Anyway, I've had him at CI (and now 1B for Pujols) in my no bench league for about a month now, and if you can afford his avg. (which, having Dunn, Huff... it doesn't really matter to me), he can give you nice things like HRs, RBI, and a nice .OPS considering how often he puts the ball in play.
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Postby Apollo » Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:29 am

bigh0rt wrote:Isn't it slowly but surely?


Normally it's "surely," but there's nothing sure about Morneau yet. :-b
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Postby INKcogKNEEdough » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:43 am

I was thinking the very same thing. I have him on two of my three teams and have been fairly happy with him all year(although wishing the average would come up obviously.) The last week or two it has been doing that and he seems for those that dont have him to be a very good "buy low" candidate/ post hype sleeper. However, if you are going to buy low, Now is the time to do it. a week from now would be too late

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Postby bronxxbomber » Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:35 pm

I thought he was bad the last few seasons because of the bone chips in his elbow. Maybe he's almost healed from his elbow problems. Besides if he keeps coming up with lots of guys on base he should still rack up plenty of rbis.
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:18 pm

Well last year was supposed to be his break out year...BUT he had everything go wrong possible. I wouldn't have been surprised to hear that he caught the plague. This year he's just realizing what was supposed to be. And hopefully he'll get his average up there. Although he's not hurting me too much having Wells, Rolen, Ichiro and Garciaparra on that team. I'd actually like Rolen to start hammering the ball more...but thats for another day.
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Postby SmartassBoiler » Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:37 pm

I picked him up about 2 weeks ago when Thome started missing a few games, plus I needed to prepare for the upcoming Interleague games when Thome doesn't play.

I remember he came roaring out of the gates last year, then fell apart due to injury, and never recovered. After he started slow this year, I figured it was a matter of time before he started hitting. He has been talked about for years as a great hitting prospect and as long as he remains healthy the rest of the year, I expect his recent tear to be more of a trend.

.275 with good power numbers (25 / 90?) by year's end would seem to be a fair expectation, and possibly conservative.
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:24 pm

SmartassBoiler wrote:I picked him up about 2 weeks ago when Thome started missing a few games, plus I needed to prepare for the upcoming Interleague games when Thome doesn't play.

I remember he came roaring out of the gates last year, then fell apart due to injury, and never recovered. After he started slow this year, I figured it was a matter of time before he started hitting. He has been talked about for years as a great hitting prospect and as long as he remains healthy the rest of the year, I expect his recent tear to be more of a trend.

.275 with good power numbers (25 / 90?) by year's end would seem to be a fair expectation, and possibly conservative.


25/90 is conservative. I'd put him in the 30/100 group. Especially if he starts to hit righties better. We know he has trouble with lefties but I'd expect him to hit righties better. He's only going to get more comfortable at the plate.
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Postby Frances The Mute » Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:31 pm

BOOM! Home run #15 and his 5th multi-hit game in a row and now a .269 avg. Morneau is friggin raking. If you were a wise enough owner to see this stud through, good for us!
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Postby Ursa » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:06 am

Frances The Mute wrote:BOOM! Home run #15 and his 5th multi-hit game in a row and now a .269 avg. Morneau is friggin raking. If you were a wise enough owner to see this stud through, good for us!

Yes indeed! ;-D
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