Just a one-liner from Charley Walters: "the Twins plan to begin talks with Justin Morneau on a multiyear contract soon."
At one point in March of this year, Morneau said he and the Twins were "pretty close." Morneau is under team control through 2010, but didn’t sound optimistic about extending that when asked in September. He’d love a five or six-year deal, buying out two or three years of free agency. We’ll see what the Twins offer.