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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stuckincheesSep. 4, 13 1:16 PM

Pohlads are some of the worst owners in Sport today. I wish they would sell the team already.

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loudog2k57Sep. 3, 1310:13 AM

Get over it. He's not a star anymore. Spending all that money on his contract is one of the reasons the Twins have been a losing team th past three years.

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tr4692001Sep. 1, 13 7:49 PM

morny was one of the best twins ever,i wish he could have stayed,but guys like that deserve a shot at the world series!!! He was the ultimate team player,never complained,always gave 100 percent!!!! good luck to you morny you have always been a true pro!!! I wish you the best!!!!!

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elcerritoSep. 1, 13 2:10 PM

There are basically three posters here who defend the Twins regardless of what they do. They defend a 99 loss season, a 96 loss season, and a 9? loss season this year. They defend a woeful playoff record. They defend a decreased payroll with a group of .230 hitters. They defend a really bad baseball team that apparently will remain bad for a number of years to come, just as long as the team's owners continue to make a high rate of profit from that team.

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wases006Sep. 1, 13 1:36 PM

Pat Reusse wrote in 2009 that the decisions the team was making then set them up for a long, desolate future. That future is now.

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SHLSep. 1, 1312:32 PM

I'm done with the Twins!

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QHubert Sep. 1, 1312:26 PM

Just a side comment on Revere: after a slow start with the Phillys, Ben was batting .312 in May, .354 in June and .388 in July before he broke his foot. Yeah it made a lot of sense to bring up Hicks from AA before he was ready. So many brilliant moves by Ryan.

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hjlazniSep. 1, 1312:18 PM

paul44, we are heading into a different subject. Liriano is better than all three of the pitchers they received in the Span and Revere trades. You need 80 pitching prospects to find 5 major league pitchers. As Kansas City learned, you keep your good players and buy solid major league pitchers to field a competitive team. The Twins are getting rid of their established players and attempting to develop young pitchers.

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bgdaddydieslSep. 1, 1311:58 AM

trade an outstanding player for a perpetual 28 year old minor league outfielder. How does this improve the Twins in any way? What a bunch of knuckleheads!

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paul44Sep. 1, 1311:40 AM

hjlazni: Thomas and Masto are utility players and fillers until Hicks takes over CF in '14. The Twins traded Revere for what they sorely need - pitching. Mays was the Phillies top pitching prospect and hopefully will be a frontline starter for the Twins by '15. That's what the Revere trade was for.

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