Found January 21, 2012 on The Flagrant Fan:
Close your eyes if you will and picture Michael Morse in your head. Got it? Okay, does that look like a shortstop? No, right? But that's what he was drafted as way back in 2000 (third round by the White Sox) and that's where he played his first six years of his ten-year minor league career. The easiest thing to state in this entire piece will be that Michael Morse doesn't fit anywhere on the diamond. He was too big as a shortstop. He played some third base. He's played first. He's played in the outfield. In 2006, Morse got a cup of coffee with the Mariners. He played six different positions (if you include DH). There's no real way to hide him. But boy can he mash a baseball! His story is fascinating. He comes from Fort Lauderdale, one of this writer's favorite places on earth. He played for the Davie, Florida high school team, one of the best Florida towns on earth. He was drafted by the White Sox, traded to the Mariners and traded to the Nationals strai...

Nationals Extend Mike Morse, Fall Out Of Fielder Race?

The Washington Nationals today announced a two-year extension for first baseman/left fielder Mike Morse, buying out his final two arbitration years. Morse will still become a free agent after the 2013 season as he was initially able to, but does the signing take the Nationals out of the running for free agent first baseman and former Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder? With Morse&...

Morse agrees to 2-year deal with Nationals

Outfielder Michael Morse has agreed to a two-year contract worth about $10.5 million with the Washington Nationals, avoiding arbitration. The Nationals announced Friday they had reached a deal with Morse before arbitration figures were exchanged this week, but it was contingent on his completing a physical exam, which he's now done. The 29-year-old Morse, who also plays first...

Player Profile #138: Danny Espinosa | 2B | WAS

Danny Espinosa is only about to enter his 25th year on this sphere we call Earth and he’s already shown us the type of potential he has. In his rookie season, Espinosa smashed 21 homers and added 17 steals. His .178 ISO ranked eighth among second basemen and he had the fourth most combined homers and steals (38). He does come with some flaws like his batting average (.236) and...

Player Profile #132: Gio Gonzalez | SP | WAS

For two years Gio Gonzalez has outperformed his FIP, which suggests that luck has played a factor in his success. It doesn’t help that his career home/road splits (3.56 ERA/4.05 FIP at home, 4.32 ERA/3.90 FIP on road) show exactly how much he benefited from Oakland’s home park. He also struggles mightily with his control (career 11.3 BB%), which makes it nearly impossible for...

Nationals, Morse agree on contract extension

The Washington Nationals have come to terms with outfielder Michael Morse on a multi-year contract extension.The terms and dollar figure were not disclosed in the press release from the Nationals.The slugger was under team control for the next two seasons, but was expected to file for salary arbitration next month.Morse, 29, hit .303 with 31 home runs and 95 RBI in 2011.The news...

Stephen Strasburg Makes List of Top 50 Most Powerful People in Washington, D.C.

Barack Obama, eat your heart out. Washington, D.C. is Stephen Strasburg's town. In all fairness, GQ opted not to include President Obama or Vice President Joe Biden in their list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Washington, D.C. However, the fact that Strasburg made the cut after pitching only 24 innings last season is still quite impressive. "On the night that the young...

BREAKING: Prince Fielder is Not a Member of the Washington Nationals

A note to everyone, and understand I mean this in the nicest possible way. Chill the eff out on these rumors about Prince Fielder signing with the Nationals. Seriously. Take a deep breath. Break out the old paper bag if you have to. Again, Prince Fielder is not a member of the Washington Nationals. Okay? Good? Now breathe. Read more...

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 6

In Nats Talk On The Go, The Nats Blog's Joe Drugan and Capitol Baseball's Craig MacHenry talk about the Washington Nationals. In this week's podcast, we talk about Prince Fielder, Gio Gonzalez's extension, facial hair Twitter accounts, Jamie Moyer, and Mark DeRosa. Subscribe to and rate our podcast on iTunes or download it if you don't use iTunes. ...

Nationals reward Morse with 2-year, $10.5M deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Outfielder Michael Morse has agreed to a two-year contract worth about $10.5 million with the Washington Nationals, avoiding arbitration.

Nationals sign Morse to multiyear deal

The Nationals agreed to terms on Friday with outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse on a multiyear contract extension, thus avoiding salary arbitration.

Morse, Nationals agree to 2-year, $10.5M deal

Outfielder Michael Morse has agreed to a two-year contract worth about $10.5 million with the Washington Nationals, avoiding arbitration.

Two Morse

The Nationals signed Michael Morse to a two-year deal worth $10.5 million. Morse is described as the odd-man out if the Nationals sign Prince Fielder. So does this mean that Fielder is out of the picture for Washington? Not necessarily. Morse’s reasonable contract makes him tradable. A team doesn’t need to worry about an arbitration fight, and the money he makes reflects...

Nats, talented outfielder Morse agree to two-year, $10.5 million deal

Outfielder Michael Morse has agreed to a two-year contract worth about $10.5 million with the Washington Nationals, avoiding arbitration.
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