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Birth Date3-22-1982
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
Age37 years, 6 months, 27 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2005 SEA 23 72 258 64 10 1 3 18 50 8 3 1 .278 .349 .370 89 -3.4 -0.6 -5.2 0.0
2006 SEA 24 21 48 16 5 0 0 3 7 0 1 0 .372 .396 .488 87 -0.6 0.1 1.1 0.1
2007 SEA 25 9 20 8 2 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 .444 .500 .556 88 -0.2 0.1 -0.4 0.0
2008 SEA 26 5 11 2 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 .222 .364 .333 70 -0.4 0.4 1.2 0.1
2009 WAS 27 32 55 13 3 0 3 3 16 0 0 0 .250 .291 .481 82 -1.1 0.0 0.7 0.1
2010 WAS 28 98 293 77 12 2 15 22 64 4 0 1 .289 .352 .519 127 9.5 -3.7 0.8 1.2
2011 WAS 29 146 575 158 36 0 31 36 126 13 2 3 .303 .360 .550 139 25.9 1.3 -4.6 3.3
2012 WAS 30 102 430 118 17 1 18 16 97 4 0 1 .291 .321 .470 102 1.0 -4.3 -5.7 -0.1
2013 BAL 31 12 30 3 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .103 .133 .103 87 -0.4 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1
2013 SEA 31 76 307 64 13 0 13 20 80 3 0 0 .226 .283 .410 89 -3.5 -1.5 -5.4 -0.6
2014 SFN 32 131 482 122 32 3 16 31 121 9 0 0 .279 .336 .475 115 7.9 -3.2 -6.3 0.7
2015 MIA 33 53 174 34 4 0 4 12 55 2 0 0 .213 .276 .313 79 -3.6 -1.5 -3.8 -0.7
2015 PIT 33 45 82 19 3 1 1 11 21 2 0 0 .275 .390 .391 78 -1.8 0.2 -1.3 -0.2
2016 PIT 34 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 68 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 SFN 35 24 40 7 1 0 1 3 14 0 0 0 .194 .250 .306 65 -1.6 -0.3 -0.9 -0.2
Career832281370513981051786684766.274.331.45710827.6-13.1-30.63.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2001 BRI Rk APL 56 202 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 KAN A SAL 113 459 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WNS A+ CRL 122 468 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BIR AA SOU 54 226 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAN AA TXS 41 173 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB AL 72 258 .266 .325 .417 .341 95 1.1 7.4 1.9 89 13 -5.2 -0.6 -3.4 0.0
2005 TAC AAA PCL 49 203 .276 .347 .446 .294 83 4.1 4.8 2.2 82 0 -0.7 -2.1 -3.6 0.1
2006 SEA MLB AL 21 48 .264 .329 .410 .421 103 1.8 1.4 -0.5 87 17 1.1 0.1 -0.6 0.1
2006 TAC AAA PCL 57 228 .271 .341 .416 .295 99 -3.6 6.4 -0.8 79 0 1.4 0.6 -4.5 0.3
2007 SEA MLB AL 9 20 .263 .336 .427 .571 93 2.6 0.6 -0.2 88 11 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2007 TAC AAA PCL 76 324 .276 .347 .431 .351 101 4.5 9.7 1.9 118 0 -0.3 1.5 8.4 2.1
2007 MRN Rk AZL 5 18 .272 .351 .392 .200 97 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 100 0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2008 SEA MLB AL 5 11 .287 .366 .443 .400 105 0 0.3 -0.1 70 13 1.2 0.4 -0.4 0.1
2009 WAS MLB NL 32 55 .255 .323 .385 .303 94 0.5 1.6 -0.5 82 29 0.7 0.0 -1.1 0.1
2009 SYR AAA INT 44 183 .261 .327 .391 .379 110 9.4 5.3 -1.9 165 0 -5.1 -1.7 12.6 0.9
2009 TAC AAA PCL 66 289 .277 .346 .425 .355 95 12.4 8.3 1.4 118 0 -11.9 -2.1 7.0 0.3
2010 WAS MLB NL 98 293 .257 .322 .398 .330 93 16.1 8.1 -3 127 13 0.8 -3.7 9.5 1.2
2010 SYR AAA INT 15 60 .256 .328 .398 .270 108 -0.2 1.8 -0.8 122 0 0.1 -0.1 1.5 0.2
2011 WAS MLB NL 146 575 .251 .312 .390 .344 97 35.4 15.5 -7.5 139 10 -4.6 1.3 25.9 3.3
2012 WAS MLB NL 102 430 .255 .317 .407 .339 103 5.5 11.8 -3.8 102 10 -5.7 -4.3 1.0 -0.1
2012 HAG A SAL 1 4 .292 .351 .462 .667 112 0.3 0.1 0 92 0 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 POT A+ CAR 3 10 .259 .309 .386 .429 102 0 0.3 -0.2 120 0 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 0.0
2012 HAR AA EAS 3 9 .287 .358 .442 .500 98 1.9 0.2 -0.1 109 0 0.0 -0.3 0.1 0.0
2013 BAL MLB AL 12 30 .244 .312 .380 .136 98 -4.9 0.8 -0.2 87 7 -0.6 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1
2013 SEA MLB AL 76 307 .259 .320 .413 .267 94 -0.2 8.1 -3.2 89 7 -5.4 -1.5 -3.5 -0.6
2013 TAC AAA PCL 6 26 .288 .340 .442 .294 99 -0.5 0.7 -0.4 81 0 -0.1 0.2 -0.8 0.0
2014 SFN MLB NL 131 482 .251 .310 .382 .348 99 14 12.4 -4.7 115 8 -6.3 -3.2 7.9 0.7
2015 MIA MLB NL 53 174 .260 .319 .412 .297 88 -6.3 4.7 -2.6 79 9 -3.8 -1.5 -3.6 -0.7
2015 PIT MLB NL 45 82 .252 .312 .384 .383 92 3 2.2 -0.9 78 9 -1.3 0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2015 JUP A+ FSL 2 7 .249 .337 .347 .333 95 0.7 0.2 -0.1 128 0 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2015 JAX AA SOU 5 20 .265 .327 .375 .444 111 1 0.5 -0.3 92 0 0.7 -0.1 -0.5 0.0
2015 NWO AAA PCL 5 19 .249 .323 .402 .444 84 -1 0.5 -0.3 36 0 -0.2 -0.4 -1.5 -0.2
2016 PIT MLB NL 6 8 .283 .349 .479 .000 103 -2.1 0.2 -0.1 68 8 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2017 SFN MLB NL 24 40 .253 .317 .418 .273 88 -2.1 1.2 -0.4 65 17 -0.9 -0.3 -1.6 -0.2
2017 SJO A+ CAL 3 10 .253 .327 .389 .286 95 -0.8 0.3 -0.1 77 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2017 SAC AAA PCL 3 12 .264 .323 .428 .375 86 -0.4 0.4 -0.1 82 0 0.1 -0.9 -0.2 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2001 BRI Rk APL 202 176 23 41 7 3 4 66 26 17 54 6 2 .233 .332 .375 .142 0 0
2002 KAN A SAL 459 417 43 107 30 4 2 151 56 25 73 7 6 .257 .306 .362 .106 7 7
2003 WNS A+ CRL 468 432 45 106 30 2 10 170 55 25 91 4 4 .245 .296 .394 .148 2 2
2004 SAN AA TXS 173 157 18 43 10 1 6 73 33 9 27 0 2 .274 .327 .465 .191 1 1
2004 BIR AA SOU 226 209 30 60 9 5 11 112 38 15 46 0 3 .287 .338 .536 .249 0 0
2005 SEA MLB AL 258 230 27 64 10 1 3 85 23 18 50 3 1 .278 .349 .370 .091 2 0
2005 TAC AAA PCL 203 182 20 46 12 2 4 74 23 16 36 1 0 .253 .318 .407 .154 1 1
2006 TAC AAA PCL 228 206 23 51 15 1 5 83 34 14 46 0 1 .248 .304 .403 .155 1 1
2006 SEA MLB AL 48 43 5 16 5 0 0 21 11 3 7 1 0 .372 .396 .488 .116 2 0
2007 TAC AAA PCL 324 291 48 90 26 0 6 134 39 26 47 5 3 .309 .371 .460 .151 1 1
2007 SEA MLB AL 20 18 1 8 2 0 0 10 3 1 4 0 0 .444 .500 .556 .111 0 0
2007 MRN Rk AZL 18 15 2 3 1 0 0 4 2 3 0 0 1 .200 .333 .267 .067 0 0
2008 SEA MLB AL 11 9 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 0 .222 .364 .333 .111 0 0
2009 SYR AAA INT 183 165 21 56 12 3 6 92 34 15 27 2 1 .339 .404 .558 .218 0 0
2009 TAC AAA PCL 289 260 38 81 14 0 10 125 52 20 50 0 0 .312 .374 .481 .169 0 0
2009 WAS MLB NL 55 52 4 13 3 0 3 25 10 3 16 0 0 .250 .291 .481 .231 0 0
2010 SYR AAA INT 60 51 12 13 2 0 3 24 8 8 11 0 0 .255 .367 .471 .216 0 0
2010 WAS MLB NL 293 266 36 77 12 2 15 138 41 22 64 0 1 .289 .352 .519 .229 1 0
2011 WAS MLB NL 575 522 73 158 36 0 31 287 95 36 126 2 3 .303 .360 .550 .247 4 0
2012 WAS MLB NL 430 406 53 118 17 1 18 191 62 16 97 0 1 .291 .321 .470 .180 4 0
2012 HAG A SAL 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0 0
2012 HAR AA EAS 9 8 1 3 2 0 1 8 4 1 3 0 0 .375 .444 1.000 .625 0 0
2012 POT A+ CAR 10 9 0 3 1 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .111 0 0
2013 SEA MLB AL 307 283 31 64 13 0 13 116 27 20 80 0 0 .226 .283 .410 .184 1 0
2013 TAC AAA PCL 26 24 3 6 1 0 1 10 2 2 6 0 0 .250 .308 .417 .167 0 0
2013 BAL MLB AL 30 29 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 7 0 0 .103 .133 .103 .000 0 0
2014 SFN MLB NL 482 438 48 122 32 3 16 208 61 31 121 0 0 .279 .336 .475 .196 4
2015 JAX AA SOU 20 17 2 5 1 0 1 9 3 3 7 0 0 .294 .400 .529 .235 0 0
2015 JUP A+ FSL 7 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 .250 .571 .250 .000 0 0
2015 MIA MLB NL 174 160 8 34 4 0 4 50 12 12 55 0 0 .213 .276 .313 .100 0 0
2015 PIT MLB NL 82 69 6 19 3 1 1 27 7 11 21 0 0 .275 .390 .391 .116 0 0
2015 NWO AAA PCL 19 17 2 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 9 0 0 .235 .263 .235 .000 1 0
2016 PIT MLB NL 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2017 SJO A+ CAL 10 9 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .000 0 0
2017 SAC AAA PCL 12 11 1 3 1 0 0 4 2 1 3 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .091 0 0
2017 SFN MLB NL 40 36 1 7 1 0 1 11 3 3 14 0 0 .194 .250 .306 .111 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 41 0.4878 0.5854 0.7083 0.8000 0.3810 0.6875 0.7500 0.2917 0.0022
2009 218 0.5046 0.5000 0.6514 0.6636 0.3333 0.7534 0.4444 0.3486 -0.0012
2010 1064 0.4793 0.5141 0.6984 0.6922 0.3502 0.7365 0.6289 0.3016 0.0086
2011 2122 0.4962 0.5137 0.7431 0.6857 0.3442 0.8130 0.6060 0.2569 0.0068
2012 1572 0.4746 0.5178 0.7432 0.6823 0.3692 0.8271 0.6033 0.2568 0.0101
2013 1275 0.4698 0.5325 0.7054 0.7179 0.3683 0.8023 0.5382 0.2946 0.0113
2014 1756 0.4607 0.5262 0.7197 0.7169 0.3633 0.7948 0.5930 0.2803 0.0046
2015 1029 0.4762 0.4908 0.6871 0.7020 0.2987 0.7791 0.4907 0.3129 -0.0051
2016 31 0.4839 0.4516 0.7143 0.5333 0.3750 0.7500 0.6667 0.2857 0.0000
2017 150 0.5133 0.5933 0.6742 0.7792 0.3973 0.7333 0.5517 0.3258 0.0000
Career92580.47840.51790.71860.69900.35190.79440.57970.28140.0061

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-20 - DTD - - - Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2014-09-01 2014-09-19 DTD 18 15 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2014-08-10 2014-08-12 DTD 2 1 - Infection Ingrown Nail -
2014-06-26 2014-06-26 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness -
2014-06-22 2014-06-23 DTD 1 1 - Back Tightness -
2014-06-01 2014-06-03 DTD 2 1 - Foot Contusion -
2014-04-18 2014-04-18 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2014-03-13 2014-03-21 Camp 8 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2014-03-08 2014-03-10 Camp 2 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2013-10-16 2013-10-16 Off 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Bone Spur 2013-10-16 -
2013-09-23 2013-09-30 DTD 7 7 - Wrist Inflammation - -
2013-08-18 2013-08-20 DTD 2 2 - Wrist Soreness - -
2013-06-21 2013-07-29 15-DL 38 31 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2013-06-18 2013-06-19 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Soreness Quadriceps - -
2013-06-12 2013-06-14 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2013-05-29 2013-06-06 DTD 8 8 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2013-05-17 2013-05-18 DTD 1 1 - Irritation - -
2013-04-12 2013-04-16 DTD 4 3 Right Fingers Fracture Little Finger HBP - -
2012-09-24 2012-09-25 DTD 1 1 - Hand Soreness - -
2012-09-12 2012-09-18 DTD 6 4 Left Wrist Contusion Bone Bruise - -
2012-09-03 2012-09-03 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Soreness - -
2012-08-25 2012-08-28 DTD 3 2 Right Hand Contusion HBP - -
2012-08-14 2012-08-15 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Sprain - -
2012-03-26 2012-06-01 15-DL 67 50 Right Shoulder Recovery From Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-03-06 2012-03-26 Camp 20 0 - Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-08-19 2011-08-20 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Swelling - -
2011-08-12 2011-08-13 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2011-07-03 2011-07-05 DTD 2 2 - Forearm Contusion - -
2011-05-09 2011-05-11 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2011-05-07 2011-05-08 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2011-05-04 2011-05-05 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2011-04-20 2011-04-20 DTD 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2011-04-13 2011-04-14 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness -
2011-03-15 2011-03-16 Camp 1 0 General Medical Illness -
2010-10-03 2010-10-03 DTD 0 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-04-11 2010-05-15 15-DL 34 30 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2010-04-07 2010-04-09 DTD 2 2 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2010-03-16 2010-03-19 Camp 3 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-02-27 2009-03-04 Camp 5 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2008-04-14 2008-09-29 60-DL 168 149 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum Tear From Dislocation 2008-04-22
2007-06-16 2007-07-26 Minors 40 0 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate Fracture 2007-06-21 -
2007-05-29 2007-06-14 Minors 16 0 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2006-07-03 2006-07-31 Minors 28 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2006-07-06
2005-07-25 2005-07-27 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness Virus -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 SFN $
2016 LAN $8,500,000
2016 PIT $1
2015 MIA $7,500,000
2014 SFN $6,000,000
2013 SEA $7,000,000
2012 WAS $3,500,000
2011 WAS $1,050,000
2010 WAS $410,000
2008 SEA $393,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$34,353,501
8 yrTotal$34,353,501

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 120 dACES1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/23/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 4/26/17.
  • 2 years/$16M (2015-16). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/17/14. $1M signing bonus. 15:$7M, 16:$8M. Annual performance bonuses: $0.25M for 550 plate appearances. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Miami 7/30/15, with $10,524,590 remaining on Morse's contract ($2,524,590 for 2015 and $8M for 2016). The Marlins paid the Dodgers an undisclosed amount of cash as part of the trade. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 7/31/15 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 7/30/15. As part of the trade, Dodgers paid Pirates an undisclosed amount of cash to cover 2015-16 salaries. DFA by Pittsburgh 4/13/16. Released 4/22/16.
  • 1 year/$6M (2014). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/17/13. May earn additional $3M in performance bonuses.
  • 2 years/$10.5M (2012-13). Signed extension with Washington 1/20/12 (avoided arbitration). $0.5M signing bonus. 12:$3.25M, 13:$6.75M. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Washington 1/16/13. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 8/30/13.
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2011). Re-signed by Washington 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 300 PAs. $75,000 each for 350, 400 PAs. $0.1M for 450 PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.407M (2009). Re-signed by Seattle 2/21/09. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/1/09. Acquired by Washington in trade from Seattle 6/28/09. Contract purchased by Washington 8/18/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3935M (2008). Re-signed by Seattle 3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Seattle 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 4/07. Recalled 9/1/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Seattle 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06. Recalled 5/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06. Recalled 8/06. Optioned 8/06 Recalled 8/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Seattle 11/04. Signed 2/05. Optioned to Triple-A 3/05. Recalled 5/05.
  • Acquired by Seattle in trade from Chicago White Sox 6/04.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2000 (3-82) (Nova HS, Davie, Fla.).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 386 45 96 19 2 11 46 35 87 0 0 .279 .351 .442 108 29.8 1B -1, 3.1
80o 365 41 87 17 2 10 42 32 85 0 0 .266 .337 .422 99 23.3 1B -1, 2.4
70o 350 38 80 16 1 9 39 29 83 0 0 .254 .321 .397 93 18.9 1B -1, 1.9
60o 337 35 74 15 1 8 36 27 81 0 0 .243 .310 .378 88 15.4 1B -1, 1.6
50o 325 33 70 14 1 8 34 26 79 0 0 .238 .305 .374 83 12.3 1B -1, 1.3
40o 313 31 65 13 1 7 32 24 77 0 0 .229 .294 .356 79 9.4 1B -1, 0.9
30o 300 29 60 12 1 7 30 22 75 0 0 .219 .282 .347 74 6.6 1B -1, 0.6
20o 285 26 55 11 1 6 27 20 73 0 0 .211 .270 .330 68 3.5 1B -1, 0.3
10o 264 23 48 10 1 5 24 18 69 0 0 .198 .258 .309 59 -0.4 1B 0, -0.1
Weighted Mean3293471141835268000.238.304.3728513.41B -1,1.4

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the greatest out-of-nowhere player in fantasy history? Michael Morse...Esteban Loaiza?
(Chad from Illinois)
Raul Ibanez. (Mike Gianella)
2014-08-06 16:30:00 (link to chat)Forget positions players pitching, which baseball players would you most want to see play shortstop?
(MikeTatlock from Waterloo, Ontario)
Bartolo Colon is the obvious answer, but considering that he was actually a shortstop at one point for a professional baseball team, I would want to see if Michael Morse could channel some of the his old awkward bearded magic. (Cespedes Family BBQ)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Regarding Michael Morse, which is more likely: 1) Morse leads Giants in home runs in 2014 2) Morse is released during the season and never plays in MLB after 2014
(DigBaseball from Sunnyvale)
Both of those things are as likely. I think he has a meh season and is just fantasy filler from here on in. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think this Ackley/Franklin situation ends up this season? Will Ackley be back up? Will Franklin also struggle and go back down?
(Rick from Seattle)
If Ackley hits, then trade Ryan to a team that values his defense, put Ackley at second and move Franklin over to short?

Or put Michael Morse at short, what do I care? It's not a team that's made too many moves with defense in mind over the last 365 days. (Zachary Levine)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think is the most likely scenario with Michael Morse?
(SixToolPlayer from Wershington)
I think it's likely that he'll get traded. Not because the Nationals need to trade him, or because he wouldn't be of any help to them off the bench, but because he's probably more useful to another team and, by extension, more useful to Washington for what he might bring back (a lefty reliever plus a prospect or two, let's say). (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)What else is going on with the Rays? Are the negotiations with Washington for Michael Morse and Danny Espinosa for Jeremy Hellickson still a possibility?
(Steve G. from Athens, OH)
They were as of last night, Steve G., so I think that something along those lines remains a possibility. Talks might heat up if/when the Nationals find common ground with Adam LaRoche.

There are a bunch of questions about the Rays, namely Hellickson and Shields, in the queue, so I'll use this as a sort of catchall answer. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman wrote this morning that with Zack Greinke representing the only elite free agent starting pitcher, and with the bidding on Greinke reportedly sky-high, the Rays are increasingly tempted to cash in on one of their starters. I don't think Tampa Bay will move Price, but at this point, either Hellickson or Shields seems a good bet to go. If nothing comes to fruition with the Nats, another possibility might be a deal with the Twins for Josh Willingham, though it's not yet clear if Minnesota is inclined to move him. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)With all the hub-bub about rumors this, rumors that at the Winter Meetings so far. As far as the Orioles are concerned - do you think they actually walk away with anyone significant when it's all said and done?
(LanceR from Plano, TX)
Thanks for stopping by, Lance R.

After the breakout year in 2012, I think Dan Duquette is motivated to reinforce his roster, so I do expect the Orioles to make a significant addition at some point this offseason. They are in on several 1B/OF types right now, including both Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse, and the outcome there obviously depends on what the Nationals are able to do with LaRoche. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)When can we expect Chris Young and Michael Morse back to full speed?
(Jerome from T Hills)
Young is headed back rather soon as he is already out on a rehab session. Morse is a good bit further away. I think early June is the best case. Plan for mid-June and be happy with anything ahead of that. (Paul Sporer)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)So, it looks like Michael Morse might be down a while. My NL only team sure needs a bat now. Options are limited, where should I look - Brett Pill, Zavier Nady, Steve Lombardozzi, Matt Carpenter, or is help on the way?
(Nick Johnson from in surgery)
I'm not sure any of those guys are solutions to your problem - Pill and Nady are lefty-mashing role players at best, with considerable questions about their longer-term viability. Lombardozzi's a utilityman, Carpenter's a bench player. I'd look elsewhere for more than a stopgap. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-03-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Nats now have a gaping hole in right field with some 'meh' options - move Dunn back to the OF (who's gonna play first), move Kennedy out there and let Desmond start, play Mike Morse, play Willie Harris, sign Dye... what do you think they should do?
(Charlie from Bethesda)
It seems Maxwell is their first option in right but signing Dye is definitely a possibility. Somehow, someway, Willie Harris will work his way into the picture because he produces everytime he ever gets a chance to play. (John Perrotto)


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