Found July 18, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Twins longtime slugger Justin Morneau is available in trade and likely to be dealt somewhere, but a canvassing of a few possible landing sports suggests a soft market so far. The Twins are sellers at this point -- "If someone calls, we'll listen'' says general manager Terry Ryan -- but Twins-connected people suggest there's almost no chance they'll deal Josh Willingham and don't paint it as especially likely that star closer Glen Perkins or even starter Kevin Correia is traded. That could leave Morneau as their main trade piece. Though while he's helped them a bit by showing a bit more power lately, multiple teams who could have interested sound cool to the idea so far. The Orioles, Yankees and Rangers are teams that could use a hitter, but there's little evidence that any of those three teams are anxious to dive into the Morneau market, either because those teams view him as expensive or they prefer a righthanded hitter. The Yankees and Rang...

Twins' Justin Morneau not concerned about trade

MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Morneau knew the questions would be asked. His name has been flying amid trade rumors as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaches. Sitting at fourth place in the division, the Minnesota Twins will almost assuredly be sellers, not buyers, by the end of the month. Perhaps the most valuable trade chip is Morneau, who leads the team in RBI with...

Twins rumors: Justin Morneau on the trading block

On Wednesday, July 15, we at MLB Injury News explained that the Twins postponed contract talks with first baseman Justin Morneau until after the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. We have learned today that Morneau has now become a potential trade candidate according to MLB Trade Rumors' Steve Adams. Adams cites ESPN Insider Jim Bowden as saying that the Twins have put Morneau...

Trade Values: Justin Morneau

Jim Bowden of ESPN has some trade buzz from the All-Star week, and has the Pittsburgh Pirates included in a rumor. Unlike Bowden’s trade ideas, these are actual rumors based on what Bowden has heard. He says the Minnesota Twins are prepared to trade Justin Morneau, and has the Pirates as one of the teams rumored as a possible destination. He also lists the Yankees and Rays as possibilities...

Twins stars Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau approve of special bobblehead

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have put out many bobbleheads over the years, but few have been as highly anticipated as the one handed out before Friday's game at Target Field. Fans were lined up as early as Thursday morning -- for a Friday night game -- in order to get their hands on the Joe MauerJustin Morneau bobblehead. It was given out to the first 10,000 fans at Friday...

Twins' Glen Perkins proves his worth in win over Indians

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins closer Glen Perkins didn't get to pitch in his first All-Star Game. He got as close as warming up in the bullpen in the ninth inning Tuesday, but never saw the field. Friday's game against Cleveland might not have been of the same magnitude, but Perkins got his chance to pitch and was pivotal in Minnesota's 3-2 win over the Indians. The Twins'...

Twins rumors: Justin Morneau available, not Josh Willingham, Glen Perkins

The Minnesota Twins are sellers at this point, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who notes that first baseman Justin Morneau is available in a trade and likely to be dealt. However, Heyman adds that he’s heard from Twins’ sources that “there’s almost no chance they’ll deal” outfielder Josh Willingham, closer Glen Perkins or starting pitcher Kevin Correia...

Links of the Day 7/18/13

Hello. The heat will break sometime this week, if you are among those that finds this insufferable. “Justin Morneau could be had for practically nothing.” That’s what I’ve been saying. If you trade him, you are trading him for the sake of trading him. No more EA Sports NCAA games. College football instead. West Coast bias, or is Nike just dumb? SCOREBOARD NO STOP ASKING.

Links of the Day 7/20/13

Happy weekend. I know I’m happy to have finally made it. “Unabated mascot activities” Glen Perkins got the save last night, I assume because the Indians were distracted. Another Big Lead link, but Nate Silver is going to ESPN. CALENDAR MLB Atlanta 6, Chicago 4 – This guy just got under the wire before thunderstorms got into town. Too bad for Chicago. Minnesota 3, Cleveland...

Twins' decisions next two weeks could reshape franchise

Seventy games remain, and the playoffs are no longer even a distant thought. Yet for the Twins, as they come out of the all-star break, there is much more at stake over these next 2 1/2 months than just trying to avoid a third straight last-place finish and loss total in the 90s. Among the determinations that must be made: WHAT ABOUT MORNEAU? Finishing out a six-year, $80 million...

Links of the Day 7/19/13

Good morning readers. I hope you are well. Nashville tried out ice dying with regrettable results. Boston is the ideal landing spot for Glen Perkins, but Glen Perkins isn’t getting traded so whatever. 30 things in baseball to keep an eye on in the 2nd half. SCOREBOARD Europa League St. Johnstone 1, Rosenborg 0 – Rosenborg went something like 0-35 in corner kicks. Not a good result...

Second half sellers?

“Baseball is a business” we often hear. “You can’t take it personally,” is a common utterance among players who hear their names in rumors and reports. The fierce loyalty the Twins show to their players, staff and management can either be interpreted as an organizational rejection of these precepts, or at the very least an extraordinarily conservative approach to the business...
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