Comments on: Twins trade Justin Morneau to Pirates for Alex Presley and Duke Welker http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: TwinsFan4ever http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37122 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:07:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37122 I love reading your stuff Aaron and not to be nit-picky but isn’t that an exhale he does before contact?

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By: ganderson http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37120 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:59:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37120 I saw him hit a HR in Chicago once- Jermaine Dye was in right- he never even moved- never even took his hands off his knees when the ball was hit. A rocket. A necessary move by the Twins- but it does make me sad.

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By: Dick Swerdlick http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37118 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:45:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37118 I will always remember the homer he hit as a rookie in Milwaukee. Reminded me of the winning homer in The Natural.

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By: Joel Thingvall http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37117 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:35:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37117 Ironic that he moves to Pittsburgh and pushes Garrett Jones out of the first base spot. Morneau basically eclipsed Jones as a possible Twins first baseman, becoming minor league free agent fodder, which Jones took advantage of and getting a major league career out of some bad Pittsburgh teams.

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By: jfs http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37116 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 00:56:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37116 I hope Justin wins a World Series ring in Pittsburgh.

I will never forgive the front office for whiffing when it had a tremendous core of players during the 2002-2010 years. Morneau is just the latest Twin to leave. Ryan & Co. should be fired.

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By: MacTheWrite http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37115 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 21:32:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37115 Morneau was a class act. Happy that he landed on a team that has a chance to get to the playoffs and advance. He desires it. It’s sad that in recent years we’ve had two players (Koskie & Morneau) in the prime of their careers get brain injuries.

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By: Dave http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37114 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 18:31:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37114 Looks like you share many fans feelings on this. For several years he was the most fun Twin to watch hit; I will miss him.

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By: Chris Selvey http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37112 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 16:09:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37112 Saving salary for the Twins at this point shouldn’t be important. $70 mill payroll next year? Horrible.

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By: festivus http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37111 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 02:32:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37111 When your team absolutely sucks, and has no hope of winning, when does it makes sense to keep a fan favorite like Morneau to appease fans and put butts in seats? I get it that saving salary is important, and picking up marginal prospects is part of the game, but “do you think it really matters Eddie?”

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By: twinsfan70 http://aarongleeman.com/2013/08/31/twins-trade-justin-morneau-to-pirates-for-alex-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-37109 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 01:38:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=106761#comment-37109 No more Morneau…

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