Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yankees Are Not In On Justin Morneau

This morning we reported that the Yankees were back in on Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins since he has cleared waivers and can be traded to any team. Now Buster Olney on his twitter feed is saying that the Yankees are not expected to make a move for Morneau and are simply monitoring the power hitting first basemen. In this business we like to call these conflicting reports.

Morneau is a free agent after the 2013 season and is owed less than $2,000,000 for the rest of the season but is in the middle of his third consecutive down year by his standards. Morneau has put up a .269/.322/.434 with 15 home runs this season for the Twins and would be an upgrade over the likes of Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay. Finding him a spot would not be difficult since rosters expand in less than two weeks either but I still am not sure I like the idea. Morneau would have to be a part time DH and part time first baseman taking at bats away from our outfield rotation.

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