The Minnesota Twins are devoting part of these Winter Meetings to gauging outside interest in first baseman Justin Morneau, and the Orioles are counted among the teams they've contacted, according to an industry source.
The Twins would want - wait for it - young pitching in return for Morneau, who will make $14 million in 2013, the final year of his contract.
It's possible that the Twins are just testing the waters rather than actively shopping Morneau. General manager Terry Ryan told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in August that Morneau, 31, was "one of the most important people in this organization, no doubt," and suggested the first baseman would return next year. But they're floating his name at these meetings.
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What do you guys think? I'd have loved him before the concussion but I don't know if it would be worth the reward at this point.. We've already had to deal with one concussion case. I'm worried about defense at first though.. Mark BROUGHT the glove to 1B..!