MLB Rumors: Kendrys Morales turned down multi-year deal in 2013

Kendrys Morales remains unsigned more than two weeks into the 2014 season. There has not been any news on a hard offer for Morales during the off-season, but according to Todd Dybas of The News Tribune, the slugger was offered a three-year $30 million deal which he declined.Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik fielded questions at the end of a meet-and-greet with season-ticket...
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Storylines: Morales may have missed his chance at long-term deal

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Wednesday, April 16th. Top Stories According to Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune, Kendrys Morales had a contract extension...
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Mariners offered Morales multi-year deal in 2013, it was declined

Caterwauling about the Seattle Mariners’ offense reached its typical level Monday morning. The Mariners were shut out Sunday and shut down during three losses in the prior four games when they scored a run total. Seven runs in Texas on Monday night quelled some of the angst. Yet, a question was often repeated: What about Kendrys Morales? Morales is a free agent still available...
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MLB Rumors: Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales unlikely to sign until June

Free agents Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales went through the entire MLB offseason without finding a spot to land, and it appears their wait will continue into the summer. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Drew and Morales are likely to hold off on signing their next contracts until after the MLB Draft in June.Drew and Morales would offer upgrades to several teams around the...
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MLB Rumors: Brewers, Orioles, Mariners interested in Kendrys Morales, who could sign soon

Agent Scott Boras has been informing teams that free agent first baseman Kendrys Morales could be nearing a deal. On the open market, Morales has garnered little interest, as he is tied to draft pick compensation, but his market appears to be heating up.Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, and Seattle Mariners are among the teams to be interested...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Market warming for Morales: Orioles, Brewers, Mariners make sense

Several teams recently have come to scout Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, the top two free agents remaining on the market, and things seem to be heating up a bit with the two players who have been working out here for most of the last six weeks. The Orioles, Mariners and Brewers are among several teams believed to have some interest in the first baseman/DH Morales, whose market...
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Mariners Rumors: Seattle still trying to sign Morales

The Seattle Mariners have been trying to pick up Kendrys Morales for a little while now, and they have yet to give up. Morales turned down the original offer from the Mariners for 14.1 million and Jim Bowden of ESPN says it is unlikely for this deal to get done unless the two sides can come together and compromise on salary.Liannadavis at the Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia CommonsMariners...
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March 15, 2014  |  2 Comments

Pirates interested in Kendrys Morales

When free agency broke, Kendrys Morales thought he’d have a relatively easy time finding a home. It was an understandable stance considering Morales hit .277 and clubbed 23 home runs last season while playing half of his games in what is known to be a pitchers park. But Morales has struggled to find a team – partly due to his age (30), partly due to his alleged contractual demands...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 2014 Off Season Plan

It wasn’t all bad for the Seattle Mariners in 2013.  Sure, the record ended at a disappointing 71-91, but this team showed the building blocks are in place for a better 2014.  The youth movement has paid dividends with Seattle having the possibility of adding Taijuan Walker and James Paxton to the rotation who both looked good in late season action.  Since 2004, this team has...
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners trade rumors: Kendrys Morales edition

July has made a monumental difference in the way the Seattle Mariners are going to handle the 2013 season.  Before July, I wrote a piece looking at the trade chips the Mariners had, figuring Seattle, mired in a disappointing 2013, would be sellers at the trade deadline.  The Mariners, winners of eight of nine, now looked poised to make a run at .500 at 48-53.  Progress is being...
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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