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Morneau on the block this season

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08:12 AM ET 03.29 | Before we know it, summer will have arrived and teams will be lining up on one side or the other of the buy/sell line. With apologies for being a wet blanket, things look particularly dire this year for the Astros, Twins, Marlins, Mets, and Cubs. They comprise our very early list of potential midseason sellers. ... With first baseman Justin Morneau entering a contract year, he's a good candidate to be dealt this summer. The 2006 MVP is only 31 years old, and enters the season free of health concerns. Josh Willingham may be a popular target, though he's signed through next season and the Twins weren't willing to deal him last summer. Veterans such as Jamey Carroll and Ryan Doumit could draw some interest.

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March 29, 2013  09:21 AM ET

The 2006 MVP is only 31 years old, and enters the season free of health concerns.

Meanwhile, he was a scratch yesterday due to tightness in his back.

March 29, 2013  02:56 PM ET

Isn't he Canadian anyway ?

March 29, 2013  03:31 PM ET

Come July and the Twinkles will be playing for next year, every veteran player who could help a contender will be available at the tr5ading deadline.

March 29, 2013  04:41 PM ET

Somehow I get The Feeling he will be a Yankee!!!

March 29, 2013  08:57 PM ET

With the Twins wanting to make Mauer a full-time non-catcher, that means 1st or 3rd base. Justin Morneau hasn't been the same since his concussion, only seems logical he will go, but what would they get in return?

 
April 1, 2013  09:56 AM ET

wiseup: Once again this year the Twins being a supply chain for other ML teams, espacially if the twins trade Willingham also. The Twins constantly trade key Players for prospects. They develope these prospects to play at Ml level. Once they prove themselves, the twins trade them. See Denard Span and Ben Revere. Twins will continue their lock on the cellar. I,m surprised Gardenhire has stayed in Minnesota all this time. It has to be frustrating trying to manage a team year after year seeing key players leaving instead of Twins trying to retain and yes actually paying out new contracts to keep key players with some talent like Willingham.

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