Originally posted on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 10/9/12
Outfielder Nyjer Morgan was a great pickup for the Milwaukee Brewers prior to the 2011 season. He already had some experience in the majors, he had mojo to burn and proved to be a fierce competitor, to a fault. He was also fairly inexpensive, salary-wise, and the Brewers obtained him from the Nats for Cutter Dykstra. Dykstra may never make it to the major leagues, although he seems to have had a better year in 2012 than in 2011, playing in the low minors in Washington’s system. In Milwaukee, not only did Morgan win fans over with his willingness to sacrifice his health to win games, exhibited in such acts as bowling over a catcher or two at home plate, he also brought with him the elusive ‘Tony Plush’ pseudo-personality that became a sensation in Brew Town primarily because of Morgan’s own brash and bizarre nature. I was definitely a fan of Morgan in 2011 while he had one of his best years, batting .304 with 61 runs scored and 37 RBI. Morgan brought an energy that the team use...
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