By Evan Brunell
Nyjer 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.