SOURCE —The Twins made official the signing of first baseman/designated hitter Logan Morrison to a one-year $6.5 million contract Wednesday. The deal includes an option for 2019 of $8 million, plus incentives.
“I wanted a chance to win,” he said. “We have a good thing going here, from top to bottom. I think the Twins are going to be really good this year, especially with me in the lineup.”
He was his typical playful self when meeting with reporters, throwing out lines like, “There is no I in team, but there is a ‘me.’”
He also gave his new manager, Paul Molitor, a nickname: “Paulie 3K,” since Molitor is a member of the 3,000-hit club.
The sides agreed to a deal over the weekend, but Morrison could not travel to Fort Myers until Wednesday while he cleared up personal matters. Morrison arrived about 90 minutes before the start of the Twins spring training game against Tampa, his former team. He took a physical, met with some of his teammates then spoke to the media.
The Minnesota Twins have a new slugger on its squad and he hasn’t even been on the team for more then a few days but he’a already handing out nicknames. And not to his teammates. Logan Morrison went right to the top and is giving Twins manager Paul Molitor the nickname Paulie 3K. Molitor is part of the 3,000 hit club and that’s where the 3K comes from if you’re an idiot. But I’m not satisfied. I think Morrison could’ve came up with a few more clever nicknames.
Look at Moliter, the nicknames are endless. The dude looks like he’s half hammered, half coked out all the time. And he’s skinny as a pole. I mean Pumba’s thighs might be bigger than Molly’s whole body. That’s impressive. Molitor is your uncle that has an ash tray in his living room, next to his bottle of Jack Daniels and Lazy Boy. He has one of those can crushers in his garage for his empty beer cans and he mows his lawn in a white or is it wife beater? Molitor is the greatest uncle but also the guy that your parents won’t let you hang out with on the porch during family reunion weekends. He’s smart just always drunk and smells like cigarettes all the time.
Come on, Morrison. I just gave you a ton of ammo (opps can we say that word today) for a new and improved Paul Molitor nickname.
Also, Paulie 3K, kind of sounds like some super hero action figure. The name sucks, the action figure doesn’t.