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UPDATE: The Brewers take a pass on Nyjer Morgan

Mar 25, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT


UPDATE: Rosenthal says that the Brewers considered it, but took a pass. They’ll make do with what they have for the outfield bench.

1:00 PM: Fresh off their pickup of Sergio Mitre, Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers are trying to get Nyjer Morgan.

The thinking here is that, with backup outfielder Chris Dickerson shipped to the Yankees in the Mitre deal, Morgan could slide in replace him as the Brew Crew’s fourth outfielder. It might be a nice move from Morgan’s perspective too, seeing as though it looks like he won’t be starting in Washington — and would probably be optioned to AAA — in light of Jim Riggleman’s belief that Rick Ankiel is an everyday center fielder.
Morgan is no great shakes, but he’d be a pretty useful fourth outfielder in my mind.
  1. spudchukar - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Wow. I was actually wondering about this last night, when I read the Nats were just about giving him away. It also would make a lot of sense, if the Dickerson trade comes to fruition. Should be an exciting Central Division this year. As a Cards fan something tells me the league office is going to be busy this year. The Cubs, Cueto, Phillips and the Reds, and now Nyjer in Milwaukee. No need to purchase fireworks this summer.

    • sportsdrenched - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM

      Like the boys say down at the Git N Scram. “It’s time to blow some s— up!”

  2. hnirobert3 - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Nyjer Morgan and alcohol is not a good mix.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Sure, if you like insane douchy head cases.

    • three6three - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM

      He’d fit right in with Prince…

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 25, 2011 at 2:02 PM

        Prince is similar?

    • three6three - Mar 25, 2011 at 4:02 PM

  4. Utley's Hair - Mar 25, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    I guess they got hold of video of him and his antics and prowess for early-on Willie Mays Hays base stealing.

  5. redheadedbastard - Mar 25, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    “Well, you can run like Hays, but you hit like sh!t”

    • spudchukar - Mar 25, 2011 at 2:49 PM

      He is good at hitting catchers when their backs are turned.

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 25, 2011 at 3:53 PM

        Didn’t he lead the majors in that?

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