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    Morneau done for the season

    The Twins found out Monday evening that their slim chance to catch the Tigers has gotten even slimmer. Justin Morneau has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his back. Treatment is 3 months of rest so he should be ready for next year.

    There is some speculation that he might have been playing with the ailment since shortly after the all-star break. He has missed time with dizziness and various aliments while seeing his production drop off significantly in the 2nd half of the season.



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    The way he has been performing since the all-start break, you had to wonder if something wasn't wrong with him, other than just being tired or something. Cuddyer is adequate at first base, and this will likely get Gomez more time in centerfield. Too bad though. Hope he recovers well for next year.



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    The real sick thing is the Twins may make a run at the division without him. The Tigers have been slumping lately, and the Washburn acquisition has not worked out for them. Meanwhile the pitching staff has come around lately, as it seems like quality start after quality start. It's the offense lately that's been holding them back.

    Granted, I still think the Twins are done for the year, I just expected the Tigers to run away with this thing since the Twins just have not been able to step away from the .500 mark.


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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    The words "stress fracture" and "back" are a creepy combination. I don't remember hearing them together before, but it gives me the willies.



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    This news might explain why he has struggled to the finish line the last 3 seasons.....plus an article in today's Star-tribune states JM takes many swings as part of his off season program also.



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    Poor guy...this may make Mauer's decision a little easier at the end of the season.


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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    at the all-star break i thought he could easily be on his way to another mvp in one of the least covered markets by the media in baseball



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    Quote Originally Posted by CoachKM View Post
    This news might explain why he has struggled to the finish line the last 3 seasons.....plus an article in today's Star-tribune states JM takes many swings as part of his off season program also.
    I was going to say, Morneau always quits the season early, what's different about this year?



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    Poor guy...this may make Mauer's decision a little easier at the end of the season.
    Uhhh Mauer isn't a free agent till after next season.



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    Uhhh Mauer isn't a free agent till after next season.
    A lot of speculation that the Twins will try to get a contract done this off-season to avoid the media attention throughout next year.



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    A lot of speculation that the Twins will try to get a contract done this off-season to avoid the media attention throughout next year.
    Target Field at Joe Mauer Park



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    The real sick thing is the Twins may make a run at the division without him. The Tigers have been slumping lately, and the Washburn acquisition has not worked out for them. Meanwhile the pitching staff has come around lately, as it seems like quality start after quality start. It's the offense lately that's been holding them back.

    Granted, I still think the Twins are done for the year, I just expected the Tigers to run away with this thing since the Twins just have not been able to step away from the .500 mark.
    Have the Tigers been slumping, or are the Royals just tearing it up? Go Royals!



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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    A lot of speculation that the Twins will try to get a contract done this off-season to avoid the media attention throughout next year.
    Thanks...that was my point. If "his guy" doesnt come back to normal after his back then maybe he would be morel likely to leave


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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonemaniac7 View Post
    Have the Tigers been slumping, or are the Royals just tearing it up? Go Royals!
    Yeah - if only the Royals could play the Tigers all season...


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    Re: Morneau done for the season

    Big series tomorrow. Let's go TWINS!



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