No more Morneau: Twins trade first baseman to Pirates

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 1, 2013 - 12:32 AM

With a month left in a lost season, the Twins dealt former AL MVP Justin Morneau to Pittsburgh for two players.The first baseman can become a free agent after the season, but GM Terry Ryan wouldn’t address the future.

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nivek123Aug. 31, 13 4:30 PM

Damn, guess it was time to move on. Good Luck to one of the better players this team has had.

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nitetrainAug. 31, 13 4:30 PM

It just wouldn't be the Twins and Terry Ryan if they weren't making a typical more for less trade.

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fishstixAug. 31, 13 4:32 PM

Tight fisted Terry had better pry open the Pohlad's wallet and acquire a good pitcher and a power bat at least or this is a complete joke. Mormeauzy hit 14 hr's in his last 63 games, a 36 hr/year pace. Look for him to keep that up and be in next year's All-Star game at Target Field. Oh well, at least I finally have a team to root for: Go Bucs!

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farcicalAug. 31, 13 4:32 PM

I was supportive of trading Morneau, but get an A-Ball fireballer or maybe a AA-ball reliever. But not Colabello's Twin, pun (obviously) intended. This is what the Vikings will look like once Wilfs start processing their new stadium earnings!

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dirtydogsAug. 31, 13 4:32 PM

Trade Pohlad. Guess he is spending too much time at his Audi and BMW dealerships figuring out a way to make even more money.

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nzieglerAug. 31, 13 4:34 PM

Tough loss for us. It's probably hard for him to leave the place he's been his whole career, but I'm sure it helps to move to a first place team.

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bgdaddydieslAug. 31, 13 4:36 PM

So we get a career minor leaguer in exchange....great deal! One of the reason I hate Twins management, it is the Twin's way, trade a star for nothing in return

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yathinksoAug. 31, 13 4:38 PM

Pohlads are possibly the WORST owners in all of baseball. Someone name ONE move they made to IMPROVE the team. They lied to the fans about spending money in order to get a new stadium. I wish the Hennepin County taxpayers could sue the Pohlads for fraud.

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d434478Aug. 31, 13 4:49 PM

This SHOULD BE about entertainment for the people that pay the bill..US! Instead, take away any "names" and leave us going to games where we hardly know anyone..and we are season ticket holders. PATHETIC team ownership!

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Guppy35Aug. 31, 13 4:49 PM

What's amazing is the commentary here. All year it's been griping about not trading him. He wasn't worth two matchbooks and pocket lint...until today and now he's the greatest Twin ever and it's a huge mistake. I sure am glad you folks aren't running the team.

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