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Morgan pops off, insults Nationals

Posted on: April 8, 2011 3:12 pm

By Evan Brunell

MorganNyjer Morgan had fightin' words for his former team in the Nationals on Thursday on ESPN Milwaukee 540. Morgan continues to attract controversy even after pledging that he turned over a new leaf. He forced his way out of Washington after concluding he didn't feel he was a fit for the team anymore, even as he was technically still in the race to win the starting centerfield job.

Now a Brewer, Morgan said "basically, the process was the Nationals wanted to get rid of me," and "just the way I play" was the reason he got traded. 

But Morgan didn't stop there, saying "it feels good to be in a baseball city" (as opposed to Washington). Ouch. While Milwaukee has a passionate fan base, DC has a tremendous baseball history and the Orioles down the street, so it's a low blow. But he wasn't finished.

"I haven't been on a three-game winning streak in about two years now, so that feels unbelievable," Morgan said.

Of course, while Washington is 2-4, the Brewers aren't far behind at 3-4. Morgan does have a .462/.500/.692 line to his name in 15 plate appearances however. He's appeared in every game so far as either a starter or backup as he tries to wrest the starting job away from Carlos Gomez.

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Since: Nov 22, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2011 5:08 pm

Morgan pops off, insults Nationals

The Brewers are happy to have him.  Go Tony Plush.

Since: Nov 22, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2011 5:07 pm

Morgan pops off, insults Nationals

More than happy to have him in Milwaukee. 

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: April 8, 2011 6:24 pm

Morgan pops off, insults Nationals

I have no problem with what Morgan said, I have more issue with the tone of the article and some of the racist comments.
If Nyjer was white, he'd be getting Pete Rose comparisons for his aggressiveness and hustle. He's had some collisions at home plate (I've seen the replays) and they were all clean, hard baserunning.
I love the way he plays the game. Wanting to get out of D.C. after feeling underappeciated is hardly "popping off".

He's a guy who's making the most of his skills. He's not a 5 tool player, but gets on base, plays hard and has good speed.  Does he need to grow up a little? I don't know, perhaps...But that applies to most MLB players...His hustle and hard play won the game for the Brewers yesterday and he looks to be energized to be playing for a contender.  Being happy to be in Milwaukee isn't a crime.. Bad story with an agenda. Sounds more like East Coast whining than objective writing.   

Since: Aug 16, 2010
Posted on: April 8, 2011 4:55 pm

Morgan is a stinkin POS

This guy is a freakin idiot. If he has turned a new leaf I know it's for the worse not the better. KUDOS to the Nats for dumping this punk. I'm sure there will be alot more crap from this low life before it is all said and done. BTW He was not going to get the starting job in center anyway that is the real story here. Instead of wanting to help his team by being a backup he cried his way out of DC. He just doesn't know there is no I in team  Before you know it he will be joining his good buddy and fellow gangster Elijah Dukes in jail.

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: April 8, 2011 4:54 pm

Morgan pops off, insults Nationals

Im not a Morgan fan but a guy makes a comment about feeling good to be in a baseball city and you can interpret that as a bash on DC--I dont hink that was the case but blow it out of proportion if you will. I guess on line sportwriters are always searching for something they can make their ego feel better about. Morgans comments were positive and stated the Nationals wanted to get rid of him seems ok to say in an interview to me....that was the truth.

Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2011 4:44 pm

Morgan pops off, insults Nationals

Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Morgan. Once a piece of trash, always a piece of trash. I've been calling for the Nats to get rid of this douche way before the Phillies/Marlins incidents last year. Kid never knew when to keep his trap shut and play the game. Now he's the Brewers' problem. Good riddance...

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: April 8, 2011 3:50 pm

Morgan pops off, insults Nationals

Lawn Jockey.  One of the greatest chants ever at CBP.  He deserves every rotten thing that happens to him in MLB.

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