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When the Nationals acquired Denard Span, it essentially meant they’d have to choose between Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse. When they re-signed LaRoche to a multi-year contract, it essentially meant Morse would have to be traded. One might have thought this would have reduced the Nationals’ negot...
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The Oakland Athletics won the American League West last season despite a virtual black hole on offense from the catching position. In 632 plate appearances by all of their catchers in 2012, the triple slash line from the position was: .204/.262/.325. That .587 OPS was abysmal and worked out to a 64 OPS+. And so it made sense for Billy Beane to use a couple of his pitching prospects...
Yes, the Mariners added some much needed power in Michael Morse. Did they pay too much in John Jaso? Maybe. Jaso had a 3.4 oWAR this year. Morse had 3.8 in his “breakout” year. When you can trade three more years of control at a premium position for one of a pending FA at a position pretty much every player with power can play, you have do to it, right?
Catcher John Jaso and left fielder Seth Smith avoided arbitration Thursday by signing one-day deals, the Oakland A's announced. No other terms were announced for either contract. Jaso was acquired this week in a three-team trade, batted .276 with 10 homers and 50 RBIs for the Seattle Mariners last season. He was eligible for arbitration for the first time. Smith, who was...
It was reported that the Seattle Mariners have added another first baseman/DH by acquiring Mike Morse from the Washington Nationals for catcher John Jaso.
There was also something else about it being a three-way trade, but no one seems to care about that.
Who cares about the Athletics? After all, they only won the division last year. It’s not like we sent our best everyday...
According to multiple reports, the A’s on Wednesday acquired catcher John Jaso from the Mariners in a three-team swap.
The A’s send two prospects— right-handers A.J. Cole and Blake Treinen—and a player to be named later to the Washington Nationals, who send first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse to Seattle.
To make room for Jaso on the 40-man roster, catcher George Kottaras...
The Oakland A's added more offensive firepower on Wednesday, acquiring catcher John Jaso as part of a three-team deal with the Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals. Find out what the A's gave up and the short-term and long-term outlooks for the deal...
The Seattle Mariners have acquired Michael Morse from the Washington Nationals. Morse’s acquisition is part of a three team deal that will also send John Jaso to the Athletics and A.J Cole to the Nationals. The Nationals will also get two additional prospects in the deal.
There is one year left on Morse’s contract which will pay him $6.75 million in 2013.
Morse became expendable...
John Jaso isn’t much of a household name. A year ago, he was traded for felon-turned-reliever Josh Lueke, as the Rays decided that Jaso’s deficiencies rendered expendable. The Mariners picked him up as a depth piece, and then Eric Wedge buried him on the bench to start the season, as he watched Miguel Olivo and Jesus Montero do most of the catching at the start of the season...
The Washington Nationals have traded outfielder Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners in a three-team trade that sends Mariners catcher John Jaso to Oakland, and A's prospect AJ Cole to the Nationals. Oakland will also be sending a player to be named later to the Nationals. It's a reunion of sorts for both Morse and Cole, who were originally members of their new organizations...
Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez until Spring Training. Enjoy.
Until yesterday with the surprise signing of Rafael Soriano, first baseman Adam LaRoche...
The Washington Nationals traded power-hitting Michael Morse to Seattle on Wednesday in a three-team deal that moved catcher John Jaso from the Mariners to Oakland.
The NL East champion Nationals reacquired pitching prospect A.J. Cole, dealt from Washington to Oakland just 13 months ago in the trade for Gio Gonzalez. Washington also got pitcher Blake Treinen and a player to be named...
Prospect analyst Mike Newman considers, among other matters, the candidates for entering the season as 2013′s “top prospect” — and what significance that designation has, if any. Also: Mike Zunino‘s status in the wake of catcher John Jaso‘s departure from Seattle. Also-also: teams with and without the requisite prospect packages for acquiring Justin Upton...
The A's recently were involved in a three way trade in which the main piece Mike Morse went to Seattle while the A's received catcher John Jaso. Not only did they need to make room on the roster but with Jaso in the mix they no longer needed their back-up catcher George Kottaras. The A's had just avoided arbitration with Kottaras by signing him to a 1M one year deal...
The quartet of four free agents that denied qualifying offers this winter is now down to two, after Rafael Soriano signed with the Nationals on Tuesday, following in the footsteps of Adam LaRoche. That leaves just Kyle Lohse and Michael Bourn both unsigned, and with Soriano and LaRoche falling off the market this month, one would expect Lohse and Bourn to eventually find new employers...