The big news today is that the Twins traded Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates in return for Alex Presley, a 28 year-old outfielder who is a fringy Major Leaguer, and a player to be named later, or cash. The PTBNL could be interesting as Pittsburgh is likely attempting to pass another player from their 40-man roster through waivers, so the deal could look much different in a couple of days. For now, while the return is underwhelming, it is a move the Twins had to make, and Morneau has a chance to play on a team with a real opportunity to win a World Series title.
Babs is down in Dallas, JC is on the road covering the Kernels, and I’m out for a bike ride with the Twins Bicycle Gang (not a real thing), so no line ups to post this afternoon, but we still have the chat open for anyone that wants to hang out and talk about their favorite memory of #33.
Mike Pelfrey went seven innings, striking out seven and giving up just six hits, but it wasn’t enough as the Twins fell on a walk-off bases loaded single in the bottom of the ninth.
We did find out who the PTBNL was in the Morneau trade this evening. The Twins will be getting Duke Welker, a 27 year old, 6′ 7″ AAA pitcher. The Twins sure do like those big guys on the hill. – JC