Saturday, August 31, 2013

Pirates Snag Justin Morneau from Twins

Its been 2 decades since the Pittsburgh Pirates have appeared in the MLB playoffs but today, they took a huge step to not only accomplishing that but competing for a championship. Today they acquired 4 time all-star 1st baseman Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Alex Presley. The Pirates are tied for 1st place in the NL Central with the St. Louis Cardinals at 78-56. They are ranked 22nd in runs scored (424) and 20th in slugging percentage (.393). The addition of the former Twin should bolster the offense and provide a much larger presence in the middle of the order.

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