March 25, 2013
"All I can continue to tell everyone is our commitment to the fans is never going to change. We will always field a championship-caliber -
Justin Morneau (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
team. Is our goal 189 next year? Yes. But only if I'm convinced if the team I see, that we've put together, is a championship-caliber team."
That is what New York Yankees inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner told the NY Daily News on January 10, 2013.
So should fans presume the Yankees are hot on the trail of Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau?
One would think with the recent injury upgrade to switch-hitting, first baseman Mark Teixeira that would be the Yankees next step.
If this was last season I would have second-guessed a trade for Morneau because of his concussion issues but that battle seems to be over.
Last season Morneau posted a .267 batting average, hit 19 homers, 77 RBIs, 26 doubles and drew 49 walks. He could slide in perfectly right behind Robinson Cano in the line-up. (more...)