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Postby justinA » Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:49 pm

What are you guys thoughts on him? When will he make it back to the bigs and will the twins ever give him a legit chance??
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Postby trevisc » Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:53 pm

I think he'll get some time playing but I don't expect anything huge from him this year.

My bet is he'll be a top 10 1B by next year's draft.
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Postby Erboes » Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:29 pm

justinA wrote:What are you guys thoughts on him? When will he make it back to the bigs and will the twins ever give him a legit chance??


I don't know what the Twins are planning. They need to rid themselves of an OF and Mientkiewicz to make some room for these young kids. At worse, Morneau would be on par with Mienkiewicz and LeCroy. The same holds true with these young OF's. I expect something will be done about it this spring.
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Postby tool069c » Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:55 pm

I think he'll get some time at 1st but he will mostly spend the year in the minors, he needs more time down there to develope. Doug M will be in minn. this year and next year he'll move on, Im pretty sure he is a FA after the season. Lecroy will have god numbers out of the DH role, and I dont see morneau getting much time from him....
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Postby BigLebowski » Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:00 am

This will probably be the standard Minn. move. They will make a trade after the all-star break to free up some money and position for what seems like 1 of 50 players in their minor league system to play in the majors.

Morneau has the talent to be a very good ML 1st baseman.
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Postby Sticky Spice » Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:01 am

I think it will depend on how they do.

If they are in the race, I don't see them giving him a chance. Maybe they even acquire a modest upgrade somehow.

If they are out of it I would certainly hope they let him play full time the remainder of the season. Even if that happens I don't think he'll be very good for fantasy this year.

Hopefully he's on your farm team because you sure don't want him clogging up your UT/DH slot at the draft. :-P
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Postby Madison » Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:28 pm

I wouldn't bank on him for this year, but starting in '05 he could be very nice. B-)
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Postby LBJackal » Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:42 pm

He'll play about 80 games in the majors this season, 50 at DH and 30 at 1B. That's what I think anyway.

He'll be very good in '05 like Madison said. He's Canadian after all, so he HAS to be good ;-D
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Postby justinA » Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:25 pm

Sticky Spice wrote:I think it will depend on how they do.

If they are in the race, I don't see them giving him a chance. Maybe they even acquire a modest upgrade somehow.

If they are out of it I would certainly hope they let him play full time the remainder of the season. Even if that happens I don't think he'll be very good for fantasy this year.

Hopefully he's on your farm team because you sure don't want him clogging up your UT/DH slot at the draft. :-P


haha.. yes he is on my reserve keepers.
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Postby swingaway » Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:05 pm

haves decent potential but wont have a big impact this year unless doug m. gets traded look for him next year.
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