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Postby BigBlue » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:38 am

Smee wrote:Right. It looks like the Twins will have their first 30 HR hitter since 1991. In that year the Twins had four 30 HR hitters, I wonder if anyone can name them...I'll give you the two easy ones.

Kirby Puckett
Kent Hrbek



Actually in 2001 they didn't have 1 player hit over 29 Hr's and the player who hit 29 was Chili Davis.


In 1987 they had 3 players hit over 30 HR's, those players were Brunansky(32), Gaetti(31) and Hrbek(31). Kirby had 28 that year. In 1986 they had 5 player top 20 HR's.

I can't believe how long Brad Radke has been w/ them!
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Postby BigBlue » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:39 am

Oops! Guess I should have looked again before I posted anything!
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Postby hybrid » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:24 am

Hmm, so maybe those people saying he could have a Tex like break out year weren't delusional afterall? :-? ;-)
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Postby hayseed » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:16 am

all i know is im mighty glad i stuck with him after the dismal april ;-D
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Postby Ursa » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:48 am

hayseed wrote:all i know is im mighty glad i stuck with him after the dismal april ;-D

I'll second that. Leaving my first base selection until the 9th round of the draft landed me Morneau. Next year he's going no later than third round in a 16 team league.
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Postby zepfan » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:25 pm

I remember reading about him as he was coming up in 2004 and there were a lot of positive things being said. Throw in the fact that he is a Canadian on my second-favorite team (I've forgiven the Twins for 1991 :-b ) and I made sure I got him in my keeper league.
He's still young and there are always going to be some bumps but he's looking like he's on the right track now. ;-D
Now if only we can get him in a Jays uniform... ;-7
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Postby Havok1517 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:33 pm

1. L Berkman 75
2. D Ortiz 75
3. A Pujols 73
4. J Morneau 71

Plus, Morneau is hitting almost .300 on the year

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Postby duckbillgates » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:28 pm

Morneau seemed like a great post-hype sleeper, but I never expected anything like this. Last year, his hype was about the same as Ryan Howard this year. A disappointed 2005 season made him a great risk/reward target.
I scooped him off of the FA wire in my league (salary cap) just a few weeks ago. I've actually been benching Konerko for him (no utility), but I have no regrets. Great, great run.
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Postby jonesbros » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:32 pm

duckbillgates wrote:Morneau seemed like a great post-hype sleeper, but I never expected anything like this. Last year, his hype was about the same as Ryan Howard this year. A disappointed 2005 season made him a great risk/reward target.
I scooped him off of the FA wire in my league (salary cap) just a few weeks ago. I've actually been benching Konerko for him (no utility), but I have no regrets. Great, great run.


I have the fortune of having both Konerko and Morneau AND the util spot. I think part of Morneau's troubles last year were because of his injuries. Someone said he was having a Tex-like breakout year and I think they're right.
C- McCann
1B- Morneau
2B- Roberts
3B- Zimm
SS- Renteria
LF- MCab
RF- Francouer
CF- DRoberts
OF- Podsednik
Util- FThomas
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Konerko
Aurilia
Hafner

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Postby Q » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:43 pm

I stuck with Morneau in a full keeper league despite getting offers for him. The thing that was puzzling me before this break out was that he wasnt hitting for average. He hit for average all throughout the minors and was suppose to hit for average in the majors but not for as much power. He seemed to be doing the opposite in the majors. Now he has developed his power and the average has come around making him one of the best players in the league.
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