Archive for the ‘Justin Morneau’ Category

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Clearly Jon Morosi knows what it takes to get him some pageviews, and it’s with that in mind that we look at his latest for Fox Sports, in which he tries to rile up the Canadian masses by bothering to ask Justin Morneau, still a member of the Minnesota Twins, though in the final season of his contract, about one day playing for the lone club in his country of birth: the Toronto Blue Jays, who play their home games just a short, forty-plus-hour trip from his birthplace in New Westminster, BC.

To wit:

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Holy four-alarm beaver-sounding maple dick of a moose hunt of a Mountie of a nugget. Not that we had anything else to fucking talk about today, but as soon as the draft ends, MLB clubs– or at the very least the media covering them– begin to turn their attention to the non-waiver trade deadline, and a few outlets apparently decided to get an early start on the rumour-mongering, which now inevitably involves the Jays. The big one– less a real rumour than idle speculation– comes from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, and involves Justin Morneau…

The Twins will likely entertain offers at the trading deadline but won’t necessarily deal him. Now that he appears to be over his concussion, Morneau has begun to resemble his old self. He put together a pretty good month of May (.264, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs). One team to watch: the Blue Jays. By all accounts, they are trying to do something big to revamp their offense. Morneau is also Canadian, and the Jays have money stored up. Morneau, 31, earns $14 million this year and next. The Jays also would have the kind of prospects Minnesota desires.

Oh? Is Justin Morneau Canadian? I had no idea.

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