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Pirates Looking at Justin Morneau After Byrd Trade

Pirates Looking at Justin Morneau After Byrd Trade

The Pirates are still interested in Morneau.

The Pirates might not be done trading. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that they are still looking at Justin Morneau after the addition of Marlon Byrd this afternoon. Heyman says that the Twins would be willing to pay some of the $3 M that Morneau is owed over the final month of the year. He also says that while the Pirates paid a lot today for a rental in Byrd, they've deemed the requests from the Twins as too high.

I've written in the past about how Morneau would be an upgrade over Garrett Jones, although he wouldn't be the monster upgrade that everyone is making him out to be. On the season he has an .821 OPS against right-handers, with a .565 OPS against lefties. He would replace Garrett Jones in the first base platoon, where Jones ha...

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