Tag: Justin Morneau

Neal Huntington Comments on Justin Morneau Trade

Neal Huntington addressed the media shortly before 6:00 this evening, and offered his thoughts on the Justin Morneau trade, as well as the roster moves made today to clear space for Morneau and Stolmy Pimentel on the 25-man active roster. “We felt that this move gives us a better chance to play in October, gives […]
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Pirates Notebook: For Garrett Jones, C’est La Vie

Garrett Jones wasn’t happy this week. While hitting .119 for the month of August entering last night’s game (courtesy of some atrocious luck on balls in play–.119 BABIP), manager Clint Hurdle gave his first baseman “a couple days down”. Jones did not start in the Milwaukee series, and received just one at-bat in a pinch-hit […]
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Pirates Acquire Justin Morneau For Alex Presley

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Justin Morneau for Alex Presley, per Ken Rosenthal. Source: #Pirates acquire Morneau from #Twins for OF Alex Presley. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2013 We heard earlier that the Pirates were still trying for Morneau, and that they were willing to take on money. No word on what the […]
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Pirates Still Trying For Justin Morneau

Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are still trying for Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. Sources close to team: Bucs "Trying like hell" to land Morneau. Player cost is too high for one month. Bucs would eat salary, though. — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) August 31, 2013 The Pirates were […]
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First Pitch: The Other Trade Deadline, and Playoff Rosters

In less than 24 hours the playoff rosters will have to be set. If you haven’t read James Santelli’s article detailing the rules for playoff rosters, you need to do that now. A big takeaway from that article is that the playoff roster deadline is a soft deadline. For the purposes of the Pirates, the […]
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Pirates Looking at Justin Morneau After Byrd Trade

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. […]
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First Pitch: MTV VMAs — The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Version

I don’t know why, but the MTV Video Music Awards are a must watch for me every year. It’s probably fueled by nostalgic reasons, remembering back when the VMAs were amazing. This year they opened with Lady Gaga. That can’t compare to the year where they opened with The Smashing Pumpkins, which was an amazing […]
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First Pitch: Pirates’ Hitting will Become a Playoff Problem If Not...

SAN FRANCISCO — If you are in my age group or are a frequent visitor of a service called The Internet, you know about “First-World Problems.” (Hi, I’m James Santelli and this is the hackneyed start to my First Pitch column.) Starbucks is no longer serving your favorite¬†frappuccino? First-world problem. New printer not working? First-world […]
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Pirates Have Some Interest in Morneau; Yankees Not Discussing Deal

Last night I wrote about some of the conflicting reports surrounding Justin Morneau. Jon Morosi wrote that Morneau doesn’t think he will be traded. Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press felt that the Pirates were the best bet if Morneau is traded. There was another report out of Minnesota from Darren Wolfson that said the […]
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First Pitch: The Conflicting Reports on Justin Morneau

Earlier tonight I started getting “Morneau to the Pirates?” tweets. I had no idea where they were coming from, since none of my other Twitter columns were mentioning Morneau. I did a search and found that Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press had this opinion on Morneau. Pittsburgh Pirates still seem the best bet if […]
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