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Even this late in the offseason, the Hot Stove has shown no signs of cooling.
The Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals and Oakland A's reached agreement on a three-team trade Wednesday: Outfielder/first baseman Mike Morse will go from Washington to Seattle, minor-league pitcher A.J. Cole from Oakland to Washington and catcher John Jaso from Seattle to Oakland.
The Nationals also will receive a player to be named later from Oakland.
Morse became expendable once Washington traded for Denard Span and re-signed Adam LaRoche to play first base. Morse had a .791 OPS with 18 home runs in 102 games for the Nationals last season, a regression from his career year in 2011.
The Mariners haven't been able to land a proven All-Star slugger for the middle of their lineup -- Justin Upton rejected a trade to Seattle last week -- so they have added quantity instead. Morse now fits in a left field/first base/designated hitter matrix that also includes Jason Bay, Raul Ibanez, Justin Smoak, Kendrys Morales and Jesus Montero.
Long undervalued, Jaso likely will be the left-handed half of a catching platoon with Oakland's Derek Norris. Jaso is coming off his best offensive season -- a .850 OPS in 108 games. Cole is returning to his original organization, after the A's traded him to Washington last offseason for Gio Gonzalez.
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Since we are clearly in the last days of the Mike Morse Era in DC, we should probably savor each Tweet like it could be his last (as a Nat). And so, let us savor the photos Mike Morse Tweeted of his car parked in his driveway in Florida on Monday night after he spent the weekend in Washington for Ryan Zimmerman's wedding. Now head on over to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe&...
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...
The Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's were involved in a three-team trade that sent outfielder Michael Morse to the Mariners and brought pitching prospect A.J. Cole to the Nationals, the Mariners confirmed Wednesday. The Mariners also sent catcher John Jaso to the A's, and the Woshington Post reported the Nationals also received 24-year-old minor leaguer...
We had a feeling that this would be the last Take on Me ever heard at Nationals Park.
Today was another day that the Nationals were in the thick of things, highlighting a three-team trade that sent Micheal Morse to Seattle and A.J. Cole to Washington. The trade also involved the Oakland Athletics picking up catcher John Jaso.
The Nationals will receive right-handed pitching prospects...
The Mariners continued to try and address their punchless offense on Wednesday by reacquiring Mike Morse from the National in a 3-way trade. But did they actually make the team worse in the process as many are claiming?
The Seattle Mariners have acquired Michael Morse from the Washington Nationals in a three-team deal that included the Oakland Athletics. The breakdown of the deal is as follows…
Mariners receive: Michael Morse, 1B/OF
Athletics receive: John Jaso, C
Nationals receive: AJ Cole, RHP / PTBNL / Prospect
The prospect is rumored to be a “good” one, according to Amanda Comak of the...
The Seattle Mariners have a long history of dipping back into their past -- pitchers Jeff Nelson and Norm Charlton as well as outfielders Ken Griffey Jr. and Raul Ibanez have all had two or more turns in Seattle. The same is now true for Mike Morse, who recently came to the Mariners as part of a three-team trade with the Washington Nationals and the Oakland A's. The difference...
The other shoe from the Adam LaRoche re-signing finally dropped: Washington traded Mike Morse to Seattle in a three-way deal with Oakland that nets them right-handed starter A.J. Cole in return. Cole, you’ll recall, was one of the four prospect swapped for Gio Gonzalez one year ago.
After an up-and-down year in low- and high-A with the A’s, Cole has lost some of his luster, but...
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The Red Sox, according to a major league source, had some interest in Morse, a 30-year-old with prodigious power. Over the last three years in Washington, Morse hit .296/.345/.516/.861 while averaging 21 homers...
Yesterday`s Mike Morse deal was bad news for many other players` fantasy values.
Last week, it was reported that the Yankees and Nationals were going to have discussions about a possible Mike Morse trade, as the outfielder became available when the Nats resigned Adam LaRoche. Whether or not the two clubs had any talks doesn’t matter now, as Morse has been traded to the Seattle Mariners in a three-team deal.
First reported by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Morse...
Front-office types give their opinions on the remaining free agents, and a look at the ramifications at the Rafael Soriano and Mike Morse deals.
The Nationals` latest move might affect their demands for Mike Morse, Scott Hairston might sign soon, and the Dodgers are looking into Scott Rolen.