Found December 16, 2013 on Nation Orange:
Ask Giants fans how they feel about Michael Morse, and they’ll all tell you different things. But many fans are ambivalent, a few are anxious, many more are dubious, and still others are things that I don’t have the proper adjectives for at this time of night. But not Bruce Bochy. Bruce Bochy is one happy man. Said our trusty leader, “For me, I thought he was our best option, and it’s certainly what I wanted. I’ve always like him. He’s a threat up there . . . He’s great for us, and what we need – a right-handed bat with power. I guess you could make it comparable to when we acquired Pat Burrell in 2010. When this guy is healthy – and he is now – he can do some damage. It’s well worth any risk to bring him aboard.” Bochy also brought something to attention: Morse can play first base, meaning that he can sub Brandon Belt against southpaws from time to time, and the Giants can go with a stronger defense in the outfield. Of course, we don’t want Brandon Belt ri

Giants Looking to Trade Brett Pill

In baseball, every little bit of exciting news comes with some sad news. Take the Michael Morse signing, for example. We’re not exactly fans of the acquisition, but there can be little denying that it’s exciting. It means we have a new player, and it means that we can spend the next few months hoping he’ll return to his 30-dinger a season ways. But every give...

Cain Talks About Hudson, Lincecum, and Vogelsong

With the Giants nearly solidifying their roster with the recent addition of Michael Morse, there may not be too much Giants news to talk about in the next few months (other than the obligatory “ohmygod baseball season is coming soon!!”). Which is why it’s always great this time of year to hear from some of the people involved with the team. Thankfully, The Horse –...

Giants need to free roster spot for Michael Morse, Brett Pill could be moved

The San Francisco Giants' $6 million contract with slugger Michael Morse was made official on Monday when Morse passed his physical. According to CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly, the team is now faced with the necessity of freeing up a spot on the 40-man roster to facilitate the addition.With Morse tentatively pegged to spend most of his time in left field and at first base...

More Insights On Outfielder Michael Morse

Image used under Creative Commons from Keith Allison As I’m sure you’ve heard, the San Francisco Giants signed outfielder Michael Morse to a one year, $6 million contract on Thursday. He was signed to man left field and most likely play every day if he’s healthy. The 31 year old is entering his tenth year as a major leaguer and is known for his serious power. Given the...

Posey to Start More Games as Catcher

Since Buster Posey’s horrendous ankle injury in 2011, he’s been pacing himself behind the plate. Insistent on remaining a catcher, Posey has refused to move to the corner of the infield, but he has spent a significant chunk of time at first base so as to stay fresh, only playing in about 120 games as a catcher in each of the past two seasons. But when Brandon Belt emerged...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 349: Brian Sabean`s Re-Signings and Rating GMs by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Giants` offseason and their thoughts on Brian Sabean and other general managers.

The Case for Collisions

The pastime we love is riddled with nuance. Often, it is said that the ‘little things’ are what win baseball games. Our game was not designed for individual glory. Rather, doing everything possible within the rules to win for your team is baseball’s highest good. A successful sacrifice bunt always earns high-fives. The runner who slides hard into second intending to break up...

Giants - Dodgers is the Battle of Familiar Faces

As if the San Francisco Giants – Los Angeles Dodgers rivalry needed any extra fuel. As if it wasn’t exciting enough. At the end of the 2013 season, Giants fans faced the ultimate yuck when they faced the Dodgers. Juan Uribe in the batter’s box, and Brian Wilson on the mound. We still hadn’t gotten used to Uribe popping shots over the fence at Dodger Stadium....

Morse Talks Fans and Dodgers; Instantly Endears Himself to Fans

Michael Morse is still months away from playing in his first Giants – Dodgers game. But he’s already getting into the spirit of it, in a way that will instantly endear him to his new fan base: In an interview with CSN Bay Area, Morse subtly poked the Dodgers, saying, “Sometimes having big pockets doesn’t always necessarily factor into winning. The Giants, they...
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