Nationals Sign Adam LaRoche...News On Michael Morse

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Author: [MLB Betting] Topic: Nationals Sign Adam LaRoche...News On Michael Morse
Sparky10191 PM Sparky10191
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Posted: 1/11/2013 4:19:22 PM
2 years...$24 million with a $2 million buyout and mutual option for 2015.

I like the deal. I like Michael Morse as well and it looks like he'll be on his way out now. So far the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, Mariners, Indians, Rangers, Phillies and Mets have all been linked to Morse so that's a large list.

The Nats have said to want a left-handed reliever and/or prospects in return for Morse.

Morse is only under contract for 2013 where he will make $7 million and has said to be opposed to being a DH.

As a Yankee fan, I'll give my input for them. Steinbrenner recently said that their goal is that $189 million payroll but said that if he isn't convinced that he has a Championship-calibur team...he'll be willing to go over that. And he's also said that the Yankees need another bat (obviously).

I would love for the Yankees to make a play for him because they need another right handed hitter in that lineup as well as a DH instead of their usual revolving door at that spot (despite Morse saying he doesn't want to DH). As of now...the Yankees' Opening Day DH is Eduardo Nunez.

With all that said...I think his most likely destination is either the Yankees, Rangers or Rays.
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Posted: 1/11/2013 8:51:29 PM
Orioles have been linked to Morse since December and still are... they matchup well as a trade partner also
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Posted: 1/11/2013 10:36:11 PM
Since he doesn't have a no-trade clause...it's definitely a possibility with the M's looking for a bat. But I don't see it making too much sense for them unless they trade Smoak (which they have talked about). I just think it's pointless unless he signs an extension (which I'm sure he won't).
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:57:39 PM
This is my opinion the Nats will rue the day they resigned LaRoche and traded Morse. I like Morse more than LaRoche
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Posted: 1/14/2013 2:00:48 PM
Wouldn't mind a Phillies paly on him but never heard him mentioned by any local news outletrs as a possibility here.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:06:01 AM
Welcome to the MLB East discussion forum. Morse is a 12 year pro veteran and will be 31 years old this season. His career has been respectable, if somewhat less than spectacular, but look at the attention he gets here. If he were mentioned in relation to any team west of the Mississippi it would be no big deal.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:36:38 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by KeyElement:

Welcome to the MLB East discussion forum. Morse is a 12 year pro veteran and will be 31 years old this season. His career has been respectable, if somewhat less than spectacular, but look at the attention he gets here. If he were mentioned in relation to any team west of the Mississippi it would be no big deal.

Who was Jose Bautista for the first 6 years of his career?

Morse has been in the majors for 8 seasons but only playing 132 games in his first 5 seasons having dealt with injuries. It's all about when you turn it on.

He's an injury risk but his bat would be welcomed in anybodies lineup.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 4:47:07 PM
All I'm saying Sparky is that if he were not considered EASTERN material he would not draw as much attention. Bautista is a good example, A.L. East, lots of attention. You don't mention him in any comparison to any "late bloomers" west of the Mississippi.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:15:16 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by KeyElement:

All I'm saying Sparky is that if he were not considered EASTERN material he would not draw as much attention. Bautista is a good example, A.L. East, lots of attention. You don't mention him in any comparison to any "late bloomers" west of the Mississippi.

I guess the question now is...can YOU give me any "late bloomers" west of the Mississippi? 

Chase Headley is really the only one I can think of and he's too young, imo, to be considered "late". I just mentioned him because he's coming off a monster season.
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