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Saturday, March 24, 2012

FANTASY BASEBALL CURRENT EVENTS: TWINS COULD CUT JUSTIN MORNEAU, MOVE JOE MAUER TO 1B

The Minnesota Twins are nearing a tough decision when it comes to former MVP 1B Justin Morneau and that is whether or not to cut him before the season starts according to various reports.  Morneau is barely hitting over .140 this spring and has shown zero power whatsoever, including during batting practice.  He is trying to come back from a series of injuries, including a devastating concussion that ruined his last two seasons but its obvious to those in the know that he is now a clear shell of his former self.  Things are so bad that the team is thinking of cutting ties with Morneau outright before Opening Day and than moving fellow injury-prone Joe Mauer out from behind the plate and into the 1B spot.  Ryan Doumit would than be the everyday catcher.  Twins officials wouldn't comment on the issue when it was brought up on Friday but a decision could come soon.

As far as how this impacts fantasy baseball, this is the final nail in the Justin Morneau coffin.  He shouldn't be owned in any league, no matter how cheap he comes as he will be nothing but dead wood on your roster.  As far as Mauer is concerned, the move to 1B would be very good to his value since it would lessen the threat of injury and keep his bat fresh.  His stock would improve immediately due to this switch.  Stay tuned.

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