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Justin Morneau Dropped....Use My Waiver To Pick Up?

Postby Strained Oblique » Thu May 26, 2011 10:59 am

Just Morneau was just dropped in my league. I know he is having an AWEFUL start, but should I use my waiver spot to pick him up? I am 7th in a 10 team league. I currently have Berkman, Ike Davis, and Konerko as 1B eligible. Worth the pickup?
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Re: Justin Morneau Dropped....Use My Waiver To Pick Up?

Postby Leesville Sluggers » Thu May 26, 2011 11:17 am

Im a morneau owner, so ive been hopeful all season he returns to form. At this point, it doesnt look like he'll perform like he did pre-injury last year, especially with the stagnant twins offense around him. That being said, he has hit much better the past two or three weeks, so it looks like he will be a more viable option for the rest of the season. But with konerko and berkman on your roster, im not sure you could use him that much. Maybe think about selling high on berkman while he's hot, and pick up morneau for insurance on konerko. Just a thought.
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Re: Justin Morneau Dropped....Use My Waiver To Pick Up?

Postby Strained Oblique » Thu May 26, 2011 11:28 am

Pretty good advice! We are in a keeper league and have a 28 man roster. We keep 7 guys each year, basically from each tier of four. So we keep one guy from picks 1-4, one from 5-8, one from 9-12 and so forth. If I dropped someone in the 25-28 and picked him up, he gets placed there and we can keep a player for 3 years. In a normal setup I wouldn't bother, but if you can keep a guy and figure you'd be drafting him in that late round tier its a gamble.

Your advice is very good! I just wonder how long I can ride the hot streak with Lance. I picked him up off WW about 2 weeks into the season. He went undrafted!
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Re: Justin Morneau Dropped....Use My Waiver To Pick Up?

Postby Leesville Sluggers » Thu May 26, 2011 11:30 am

Unfortunately berkman went undrafted in my league as well, and i wasnt fast enough on the waiver wire to nab him. I spent a 6th round pick on morneau, thinking i got a steal.
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Re: Justin Morneau Dropped....Use My Waiver To Pick Up?

Postby Millhouse » Thu May 26, 2011 12:12 pm

I'd grab him no question. He's been coming around a bit lately. Who would you drop is the other question, though?

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Re: Justin Morneau Dropped....Use My Waiver To Pick Up?

Postby Strained Oblique » Thu May 26, 2011 12:22 pm

C- McCann
1B- Konerko
2B- Kendrick
SS- Ramirez
3B- Longoria
OF- Braun
OF- Rajei Davis
OF- Pence
UTIL- Berkman
UTIL- Ellsbury

Bench- Brian Roberts
Bench- Reynolds
Bench- Ike Davis

SP- Lincecum
SP- Carpenter
SP- Lester
SP- Colby Lewis
SP- Josh Johnson
SP- Stauffer
SP- Shields
RP- KRod
RP- Santos
RP- Walden
RP- Gregg
RP- Gregerson (Holds)
RP- Robertson (Holds)
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Re: Justin Morneau Dropped....Use My Waiver To Pick Up?

Postby Leesville Sluggers » Thu May 26, 2011 12:29 pm

What are your categories? Is Holds one of them? Do you have an innings limit? Looks like you could stand to lose a SP, like Stauffer.
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Re: Justin Morneau Dropped....Use My Waiver To Pick Up?

Postby mhuhn23 » Thu May 26, 2011 12:33 pm

I would NOT do it. He has been slotted in my UTIL spot all season (Cabby at 1B) and has turned in nothing but a couple homers, and lots of 0/4, 1/4 games with lots of Ks. I drafted him with a value pick since nobody was biting on him, so I thought I got a steal and figured once he returned to form, I'd flip him for a position of need...not happenin. On top of that, this great news just came out....


Morneau is playing with a neck injury that might need postseason surgery, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He's trying to play through it," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He's had this neck thing that has been nagging him. He knows how much we need him on the field, and he's trying to swing through it. He's given it everything he has. He's a little beat up."

Spin: After looking like he was going to break out of his early season struggles with a strong early May (he hit .318 in a 10-game stretch), he's hitting just 4-for-26 in his last six games. While last year's season-ending concussion may no longer be an issue, his neck problem looks like a growing concern as he's already had two cortisone shots on the injury.
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Re: Justin Morneau Dropped....Use My Waiver To Pick Up?

Postby Strained Oblique » Thu May 26, 2011 12:52 pm

Our stat categories are for hitting: Runs, Hits, HR, RBI, Average, SBs, and Extra Base Hits

For Pitching: Wins, Losses, Saves, Holds, ERA, WHIP, and Strikeouts
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