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Seattle Mariners rumors: Nelson Cruz to Orioles

The flirtation with Nelson Cruz is over.  Cruz is going to sign with Baltimore on a one year, eight million dollar deal.  Although the Mariners were long rumored to be pursuing after Cruz, the power hitting OF will be taking his bat to the A.L. East.  How harmful is Seattle not getting a deal done with Cruz going to be? Nelson Cruz won’t be bringing his bat to Seattle, choosing...
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Goodbye Michael Morse, hello Xavier Avery

So long, Michael While I’m sure you know I was in favor of trading Michael Morse before the trade deadline, I am still sad to see him go. In his first tour of duty with the Mariners, Michael was a young, eager shortstop who the M’s pegged to replace the departed Alex Rodriguez who chose to leave Seattle for greener wallets. Morse was a lanky kid who didn’t have a great bat...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 01, 2013  |  1 Comment

Orioles acquire OF Morse from M's

Seattle outfielder Michael Morse has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Xavier Avery. Baltimore claimed Morse off waivers earlier this week before completing the deal Friday. The 31-year-old Morse hit .226 with 13 homers and 27 RBIs in 76 games for Seattle. He missed 31 games early this season with a broken finger on his right hand. Morse spent the...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles Acquire Michael Morse From Mariners

The Baltimore Orioles claimed outfielder Michael Morse off trade waivers and acquired him in a deal for minor league outfielder Xavier Avery. The Orioles were looking for a right handed bat to put into a lefty dominant lineup, and they apparently found what they were looking for in Morse. The slugger has been battling injuries this season and is having a down year compared to the monster season
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

O's Acquire Michael Morse from the Mariners

As we know, the Orioles were looking for a bat and they got it this afternoon. They could not get Josh Willingham from the Twins after putting in a claim, so they got Seattle's Michael Morse *** Orioles acquire of Michael Morse from Seattle in exchange for minor league OF Xavier Avery The Orioles today announced that they have acquired OF MICHAEL MORSE from the Seattle...
Via Oriole Post
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles acquire Michael Morse for stretch run

The O’s hope to get lots of high-fives from Morse as the 2013 season comes to a head (Photo:Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The DH-starved Baltimore Orioles have acquired the powerful Michael Morse from Seattle in exchange for minor league OF Xavier Avery. Morse, 31, is having a down year in 2013, hitting only .226 with 13 HR and 27 RBI in 307 at-bats. The O’s are banking on him...
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hunter & Avery Sent to Minors, Chavez off the DL...

It looks like after the loss on Monday night, the Orioles decided to make some moves. As I thought, the Orioles would demote Tommy Hunter today; however, they also sent Xavier Avery back to Triple-A after scuffling pretty badly as of late. Endy Chavez is back from the disabled list. Although Avery did well his first week up in Baltimore and his sample size doesn't indicate...
Via Oriole Post
May 29, 2012  |  2 Comments

Xavier Avery Has Impressed So Far For The Orioles

When the Orioles drafted Xavier Avery in the second round in 2008, I wasn't terribly excited. "Fast" plus "Raw" usually indicates (hopefully) a 4th outfielder to me, and Avery's minor league numbers - .266/.328/.363 overall - didn't exactly dissuade me from that view. Actually seeing him in Baltimore though, I've been pleasantly surprised...
Via Camden Crazies
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Xavier Avery Promoted

Yet another day, another move for the Orioles. This time, they promote an outfielder, Xavier Avery, one of their better prospects to the majors. Not sure how long he will up in Baltimore, but should be starting today. If Avery plays well, he might be up in the majors for a while. Orioles select contract of outfielder Xavier Avery; Option RHP Stu Pomeranz to Triple-A Norfolk ...
Via Oriole Post
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Reaping What You Sow: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects

With thanks to Daniel Moroz of Camden Crazies, this is the sixth installment of our Top 10 prospect lists. At this point, we've had the Padres, Pirates, Nationals, Angels, Tigers, and Orioles, and the Rockies, Reds, and Braves are headed your way next week. Remember, there's a 2012 Baseball America Prospect Handbook on the line for the first person to guess my method of selecting...
Via The Outside Corner
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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