Sept 15, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (33) looks on from the dug out during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. The White Sox won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau on MLB.com


Over the past few days, MLB.com has analyzed and checked in with Justin Morneau. In the first video, analyst Jim Duquette looks at why both the Twins and Morneau need a big year from our former MVP, and why we can be optimistic that’ll happen:

We segue from Duquette discussing Twins in the World Baseball Classic, to a video of Morneau talking about how prepping for the WBC is getting him early work in spring training this year:

Whether the Twins end up trading Morneau at the deadline or signing him to an extension, a big year from the big slugger could obviously go a long ways towards helping the Twins compete beyond 2013.

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