|2 years...$24 million with a $2 million buyout and mutual option for 2015.
Posted: 1/11/2013 4:19:22 PM
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.