Michael Morse#38, RF, Baltimore
- March 22, 1982
- Birth Place:
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 2000 3ʳᵈ round by the Chicago White Sox
— Player Notes
Advice: Buster Olney of ESPN previously reported that the deal was worth around $5 million. It's believe that he could earn more with incentives. Morse isn't much of a defender, but the Giants plan to use him as their regular left fielder in 2014.
More: Jon Heyman on Twitter8 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: The deal also includes incentives. Morse is coming off an injury-plagued year, but the Giants are hoping he can provide some pop out of left field.
More: Buster Olney on TwitterThu, Dec 12 Rotoworld
Advice: No word yet on the terms involved. Morse was also drawing heavy interest from the Astros, but he'll obviously have a better chance to contend with the Giants. The 31-year-old was limited to just 88 games this past season due to injury and is coming off wrist surgery, but he should be the Giants' regular left fielder in 2014.Rotoworld
Advice: Morse is 31 years old and coming off an injury-plagued season, so the Astros would be buying low on the slugger. ESPN's Buster Olney previously reported Morse is looking for a one-year deal in the $7-8 million range. He'd likely serve as the team's designated hitter and first baseman. The Rockies have also been linked to the outfielder.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterThu, Dec 12 Rotoworld
Advice: Colorado has an open starting outfield slot, alongside Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer, following the Dexter Fowler trade. Morse would be a nice fit. True, he suffered through an injury-plagued 2013, slashing a meager .215/.270/.381 with 13 homers and 27 RBI in 88 games between the Mariners and Orioles, but Morse is one of the top power hitters remaining on the open market. ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier in the week that Morse is looking for a one-year contract worth $7-8 million, a deal that would offer his new team plenty of upside.
More: Jayson Stark on TwitterWed, Dec 11 Rotoworld
Advice: Morse might be able to get a two-year deal if he really wanted, but he probably prefers a one-year pact as he attempts to re-establish his value following a down 2013. The Astros, Rangers, Rockies, Giants and Marlins are all interested in the first baseman/outfielder.
More: Buster Olney on TwitterWed, Dec 11 Rotoworld
Advice: Morse is coming off an injury-plagued season and would be a good fit for Houston as a buy-low candidate. For what it's worth, Morse has history with Astros manager Bo Porter from their time together in Washington. The Giants, Rangers, Rockies and Marlins have also reportedly expressed interest in the 31-year-oldRotoworld
Advice: The Giants would be OK going into the season with Gregor Blanco as their left fielder but are exploring possible upgrades. However, it doesn't sound like they'll be willing to pay much to make something happen. Morse is coming off a disappointing, injury-shortened season, while Hart missed all of 2013 due to injury.Rotoworld
Advice: Morse struggled through an injury plagued campaign in 2013, slashing a meager .215/.270/.381 with 13 homers and 27 RBI in 88 games between the Mariners and Orioles. He's one of the top power hitters remaining on the open market and represents a nice buy-low option.
More: Joel Sherman on TwitterMon, Dec 9 Rotoworld
Advice: Schulman also notes that the team would likely prefer to trade for a left fielder instead. Morse started quickly but cooled considerably last season, finishing with a .215/.270/.381 line. He hasn't garnered much attention, at least not publicly, to this point in the offseason.
More: Hank Schulman on TwitterSun, Dec 8 Rotoworld
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Sep 22||@TB||L 1-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.215||.270||.381||.651|
|Sep 20||@TB||L 4-5||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||0||.217||.272||.385||.658|
|Sep 15||@Tor||W 3-1||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.218||.272||.388||.660|
|Sep 12||NYY||L 5-6||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.220||.274||.391||.666|
|Sep 11||NYY||L 4-5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.221||.275||.393||.668|
|Sep 9||NYY||W 4-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.223||.278||.397||.674|
|Sep 8||CWS||L 2-4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.226||.280||.401||.681|
|Sep 7||CWS||W 4-3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.226||.280||.401||.681|
|Sep 6||CWS||W 4-0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.227||.282||.403||.686|
|Sep 5||CWS||W 3-1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.229||.284||.406||.690|