Tag: Justin Morneau

First Pitch: Why Do Some Big Name Players Clear Waivers?

Today we learned that several players around the league cleared waivers. First we heard about Justin Morneau, who the Pirates were linked to prior to the deadline. Next, Ken Rosenthal reported five more players who cleared waivers, highlighted by Dan Haren and Erik Bedard. Cleared waivers, can be traded to any team: #Nationals’ Haren, #Astros’ […]
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Justin Morneau Clears Waivers

Prior to the trade deadline we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had expressed interest in Justin Morneau, but that the Minnesota Twins were planning on shopping him in August. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Morneau has cleared waivers, which allows him to be traded to any team without restrictions. Major […]
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Recapping Today’s Trade Rumors With About an Hour to Go

There have been a ton of rumors today after a really slow build up to the trade deadline. Apparently someone forgot to turn the hot stove on until last night. However, there hasn’t been much action for the Pirates. There are a lot of names being thrown around, but nothing that sounds close to a […]
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Justin Morneau “Drawing Interest” From Pirates

Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau could be on the move, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles are two interested teams according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Heyman said on MLB Network that the 32-year-old was “drawing interest” from the Pirates, who could acquire Morneau as a rental to platoon with Gaby Sanchez and […]
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Trade Values: Justin Morneau

Jim Bowden of ESPN has some trade buzz from the All-Star week, and has the Pittsburgh Pirates included in a rumor. Unlike Bowden’s trade ideas, these are actual rumors based on what Bowden has heard. He says the Minnesota Twins are prepared to trade Justin Morneau, and has the Pirates as one of the teams […]
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The Prestige of Small Payroll Baseball – Minnesota Twins 2008-09

Every year some team does it. There's always at least one team that contends for a division title, or makes the playoffs, or even advances to the World Series on a payroll that dwells in the umbra of the Yankees' world. And then every fan and talking head wonders why their favorite team can't do the same thing. But if it were that easy, there wouldn't be a need for the gargantuan payrolls that exist in the game.
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