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Continued: Sid Hartman: Teague not shy about dreaming big at U

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 14, 2013 - 10:46 PM

But with Morneau’s history of ailments, even though he is healthy today, would a club gamble on his health and give up a top prospect?

I believe the Twins would make a big mistake in not re-signing Morneau. They have so few talented players on the roster, and for a team that looks like it will get close to 100 losses for a third straight year, letting Morneau go would only weaken a weak roster. The last two weeks, Morneau, besides playing great at first base, has started to show some of his power, hitting four home runs after hitting three in his first 72 games this season.

The Twins might have shown they are planning to keep Morneau on Sunday, because Chris Parmelee, who presumably would be a top candidate to take over at first base, was sent to Class AAA Rochester.

Jottings

• Chicago’s Jahlil Okafor, the No. 1 2014 ESPN 100 recruit in the country for basketball, and Tyus Jones, ranked No. 3 in the same list, told USA Today last week that they will definitely go to college together. “We know the plan, that is all that counts,” said Jones, the Apple Valley High School standout. “We’re pretty sure of it. I definitely see why people would think we are just talking. So many people have said things like this before, but we are serious.” … Howard Pulley ended up going 2-3 at the Nike Peach Jam in South Carolina this past weekend. For the tournament, Jones averaged 21.6 points on 47 percent shooting to go along with 7.6 assists per contest. DeLaSalle standout Travis Reid averaged 22.8 points on 66 percent shooting with 6.8 rebounds per contest.

• Andrei Kirilenko declined the Timberwolves’ $10 million option to play here next season and instead signed a two-year contract that is worth $6.36 million total with the Brooklyn Nets. Kirilenko might have been persuaded to take less money because of the chance to play with a team that many believe has a chance to make the NBA Finals after adding former Wolves star Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston. Still many around the league this week have questioned the nature of the signing, since Kirilenko walked away from so much money after telling the Wovles that he wanted at least two more years at $10 million per season to stay in Minnesota.

Sid Hartman can be heard weekdays on 830-AM at 6:40, 7:40 and 8:40 a.m. and on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. shartman@startribune.com

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