Pittsburgh Pirates won’t make an offer to Justin Morneau just yet

Oct 7, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Justin Morneau (66) in the dugout before playing the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the National League divisional series at PNC Park. The St. Louis Cardinals won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

About two weeks ago, fellow writer Jacob Misener covered a story about Justin Morneau and the Minnesota Twins.

He stated in the article that a reunion between Morneau and the Twins is unlikely because the veteran first baseman wants to play for a winning team. That winning team in my opinion is the one he was traded to, the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Now according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Pirates do not plan on extending an offer to Justin Morneau during the negotiating window. But that doesn’t mean the team isn’t interested in bringing him back to the organization.

Morneau hit 17 home runs with the Minnesota Twins before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played in 25 regular season games and only drove in three runs without a single home run.

In the playoffs, Morneau played in six games but didn’t drive in a single run while striking out twice and walking once.

His production has stayed the same the last couple of season as he’s averaging 20 home runs and 78 RBI’s a season.

I think the Pittsburgh Pirates bring him back. What do you think Pirate fans?

Topics: Justin Morneau, Pittsburgh Pirates

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