Okay, so if you could wish for anything right now, what would it be? Oh…….win the lottery? Try again. One night of passion with your secretary? Get a divorce?!?! No!
Maybe I should have clarified that this was a sports-related question. I was referring to any signing the Blue Jays could make before the end of today’s non-waiver trade deadline. What, you want another quality starting pitcher?! For the love of…….
Right, this is getting us nowhere so I’ll just get straight to the point: If you could add a four-time All-Star, who is also a former AL MVP and a Canadian to boot, would you go for it? Damn right you would!
According to Blue Toro’s MLB insider, the team is “seriously interested” in the Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau. This move would represent an upgrade at the first base position, allowing Edwin Encarnacion to move back to DH full-time and concentrate on his hitting, where he currently leads the Jays in home-runs and RBIs’.
(In terms of depth, it would also be a good move with Morneau, Encarnacion and Adam Lind all capable of playing both first base and DH.)
I’m trying my best not to get too excited about this and in that respect there is a couple of sobering thoughts. First, Morneau is owed around $14 million for next year and even if the Rogers ownership are prepared to cover that cost, the Twins are apparently looking for starting pitching in return. Last time I checked, the Blue Jays weren’t exactly loaded with quality bodies in this area.
Whatever transpires between now and the close of the trade deadline at 4:00pm Eastern Time, our insider has given assurances that he will keep us updated on any developments regarding Morneau. (If only because he’s feeling guilty after going to bed early last night and completely missing the scoop on the Travis Snider and Eric Thames trades.)
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