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Postby nissan_350z » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:59 am

Mauer and Morales/Butler


Morneau and McCann?
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Re: Better combo?

Postby jbird669 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:48 am

I'm still not sure Morneau is ready to go. The Twins seem to be awfully careful with him for some reason, and IMO it's not a good one.

I'd take the first one.

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Re: Better combo?

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:08 am

I'll take Mauer and Morales/Butler as well.

In the past, Morneau has almost always started hot then cooled off significantly in the second half. Just given how long he was held out of baseball activities entirely, I think it's going to take him some time to get going this season. If that happens and he can't somehow reverse his trend of lessor production in the 2nd half, it could be a lost season. I think his floor is pretty low for this season.

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Re: Better combo?

Postby MaudDib » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:26 am

Both have question marks which make it difficult. Morneau doesn't seem ready yet and has an injury that could pop up again during the season. Morales isn't ready yet either but once he is, I would imagine he should be good to go. So...

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Re: Better combo?

Postby mpieco » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:42 am

I'd rather have Mauer/Butler the most, but I'd settle for Mauer/Morales over the other combo.

Butler is bound to bounce back from that horrid HR performance last year. I think 25 is within range for him.
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Postby ihballer34 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:14 pm

Definitely mauer and butler/morales
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Re: Better combo?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:27 pm

I prefer Mauer and Morales, Morales over Butler. I see Morales and Morneau on a good day performing similarly. It's just a matter of which issue you'd take: Morneau's concussion issues or Morales' recovery from knee surgery. Keep in mind Morales will DH until he's more comfortable running and fielding.
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