Re: Mike Morse
posted at 1/9/2013 10:13 PM EST
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Morse can play 1B and LF and fill in at 3B and RF.
The guy has averaged 35 HRs per 650 PAs with the Nats.
Even if we end up signing Naps, there can be plenty of room for Morse.
The biggest problem with Morse is not Naps, but it is his 1 year team control. I would not trade for him, unless we can extend him.
I'm kind of surprised at some of the posters who think we have a decent shot at winning this year, who love the short term deals like Drew, who know we need a middle order bat to improve our odds at winning a ring, and yet seem to be against getting Morse.
I'm not sold on Morse's value to the Sox....esp. if Napoli signs. Theoretically versatile with small platoon splits, but at 31 he's been entrusted to play exactly 1 full season as a regular. And we'd have to trade something for him....for 1 year of control.
I'd greatly prefer Napoli, assuming the health risk isn't too great. Of course, as I have no personal knowledge whatsoever about Napoli's hip, I won't make an arrse of myself by making assumptions about it.
I am agreeing that we should not trade for 1 year of Morse. If we could extend him another 2 years, I'd think about it.
Since he can play 1B & LF and fill in at 3B or RF, he can get 550+ PAs without really having a position.
2010-2012 OPS .861 Overall (.856 vs RHPs/ .876 vs LHPs)
Career vs RHPs: .830/vs LHPs .860
LF: Gomes has good splits only vs LHPs. Morse could get 350-450 PAs in LF.
1B: Naps can catch some and is often hurt. Morse could get 50-150 at 1B.
3B: Middlebrooks will have to rest at some point. Morse could get 50 at 3B.
RF: Victorino struggles vs RHPs, so Morse could get 50-150 in RF.
A guy who hits 35 HRs per 650 PAs can be accomodated.
The issue is the 1 year deal. We don't need a 1 year deal.