Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/1/13
So long, Michael While I’m sure you know I was in favor of trading Michael Morse before the trade deadline, I am still sad to see him go. In his first tour of duty with the Mariners, Michael was a young, eager shortstop who the M’s pegged to replace the departed Alex Rodriguez who chose to leave Seattle for greener wallets. Morse was a lanky kid who didn’t have a great bat but still played some decent shortstop for such a tall guy. The Mariners signed Cuban defector Yuniesky Betancourt and shortly thereafter Morse was turned into more of a utility player, playing first base occasionally along with corner outfield positions. Despite a red-hot spring training, Morse was slowed by a variety of injuries in 2008 which led to little playing time and a trip back to the minors. Morse was eventually shipped out of Seattle to the Washington Nationals in 2009. It was in Washington where Morse finally found his stroke over the next few years. Which is why he made his return to Seattle In what s...
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