MLB Rumors: Are The Dodgers Looking At Justin Morneau?
Yikes! Sucks to be a Los Angeles Dodgers fan right now. They just endured a really tough losing streak (snapped last night), and Carlos Lee won’t waive his no trade clause to play in Los Angeles. Really, Carlos? Enjoy Houston that much? Losers like losing, I guess. With that being said, the Dodgers need an upgrade at first base. There aren’t a ton of options on the market, but a name that keeps popping up in my head is Justin Morneau.
Morneau has battled some ridiculous concussion-related injuries over the last few years, which is a huge shame because he’s a good guy and a really awesome player when healthy. He’s gotten steady AB’s this year, but he’s far from the player of old. Could it be that he needs a change of scenery? Could it be the huge fences in Minnesota? I don’t know. But the Minnesota Twins should at least consider trading him and his salary. The Dodgers could be the first ones in on him.
The Twins would likely have to eat the majority of Morneau’s deal. I’m not sure how much they’ll get back, but I think it could be a very interesting move for the Dodgers. Adding his left-handed bat to the lineup when Matt Kemp returns can’t be worse than James Loney, can it?
The Dodgers are clearly in the market, but I’m just not sure if this is the right fit. A lot would have to go right, and the package of players for the Twins would have to be decent. Adding a major bat will go a long way, and should make them major contenders for a playoff push.
We’ll see, but I do love MLB Rumors season. Anything can happen and it’s important for baseball fans to remember that.