Found January 11, 2013 on
The Red Sox likely like Mike, but which Mike do they likely like? Once you wrap your head around that nauseating word blitz, think long and hard about who you’d like to see manning first base for the 2013 Red Sox. While Mike Napoli — the guy who reportedly inked a three-year, $39 million deal with Boston earlier this offseason — remains the primary target, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Red Sox are one of the teams in contact with the Nationals regarding Mike Morse, who became expendable after Washington re-signed Adam LaRoche earlier this week. Morse provides a lot of pop from the right side of the plate, meaning he’s more than capable of putting a few dents in that big, green wall out in left field. But he’s also never met a pitch he didn’t like, which is why he should remain the Red Sox’ Plan B at this point in time. The Red Sox’ focus this offseason has been on bringing in high character guys, and Morse appears to fit that bill, with the exception being his 2005...

Why Morse makes sense for Boston

  Adam LaRoche was one thing – the Boston Red Sox didn’t want to sign him to a three-year free-agent contract and forfeit their second-round draft pick as compensation.   But, as the Red Sox enter Day 40 of their standoff with free-agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli, why wouldn’t they want to trade for the Washington Nationals’ Mike Morse?   The Sox, sources say,...

Mike Morse Rumors: Yankees, Red Sox Eyeing Nationals’ Slugger

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are among the teams to call the Washington Nationals regarding first baseman/outfielder Mike Morse. Soon after the Nationals re-signed Adam LaRoche, the Yankees called Washington to inquire on Morse, according to Jack Curry of The YES Network. At the time, the Nationals weren’t ready to discuss a trade, but Curry believes the...

Trading for Nationals Slugger Mike Morse ‘Makes Sense’ for Red Sox, Says Ken Rosenthal

The Red Sox didn’t land Adam LaRoche this offseason, but because the Nationals did (at two years, $24 million), it may open up talks for another first baseman — 30-year-old Nats right-handed slugger Mike Morse. Morse, who has been the subject of recent contact between the Sox and the Nats, makes sense Boston, according to Ken Rosenthal. Morse, who became expendable this week...

Vote: Should Red Sox Target Mike Morse If Mike Napoli Deal Falls Through?

All indications are that the Red Sox are still working toward a deal with Mike Napoli, who would then take over as Boston’s starting first baseman this season. However, nothing has been finalized yet, so it’s likely that the Sox are still doing their homework in order to formulate a contingency plan. But who exactly is Plan B? Well, recent reports indicated that the Red Sox contacted...
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