Five things to watch in the 2014 NLCS

The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are set to meet in the NLCS yet again, the fourth straight trip to this round for the Cards and the third in five years for the Giants. People must be getting real, real tired of these teams. Nevertheless, this promises to be a knock-down, drag-out series between two very similar teams. Both are coming off of huge first round upsets...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things to watch in the 2014 NLCS

The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are set to meet in the NLCS yet again, the fourth straight trip to this round for the Cards and the third in five years for the Giants. People must be getting real, real tired of these teams. Nevertheless, this promises to be a knock-down, drag-out series between two very similar teams. Both are coming off of huge first round upsets...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Morse (1B / OF, SF) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: Michael Morse is having a solid year at the dish, and his power numbers should be enticing for fantasy owners in deeper leagues, especially given the flexibility offered by Morse’s multi-position eligibility. Playing 1B and OF for the Giants this year, Morse is slashing .286/.341/.487 with 16 HR and […]
Via RotoBaller
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Most Underrated Players of the MLB Season so Far

Every season, we always see those players who have career years and just don’t get any recognition for it. Whether it’s the market they play in or simply just their  overall popularity, there is one word to describe these type: underrated. As the first quarter of the season is now complete, many have emerged as guys who just don’t get enough attention for their great play...
Via The Sideline
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Deep Impact: WIN NO(utfielders)W

I’m all about the win-now. This means I will rarely own a top prospect, because I’ll trade them for short term MLB value and/or I just won’t spend the dough on those guys, because I can look a bit deeper for translatable prospects that don’t have as much associated hype. Therefore, I’m not going to whine about not owning and emphasizing the obvious: Oscar Tavares, George...
Via Razzball
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Excited and Ready For Morse

Michael Morse is the biggest off-season signing for the San Francisco Giants. The right-handed utitility man has only been a member of the Giants organization for a few weeks, but his presence in the 2014 line-up is already highly anticipated. “He’s gonna be the guy that obviously can swing the bat pretty much anywhere in the park,” starter Matt Cain said. “and that’s...
Via BaySportsNet
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Morse, Belt, Mulder, Carignan, Ishikawa, Etc.

Image used under Creative Commons from MudflapDC With the Michael Morse deal now official our left field position is set, and we all know he can play some first base as well. Manager Bruce Bochy has went on record saying Brandon Belt is the first baseman, and also his number three hitter in the lineup. However, he could envision Belt/Morse swapping positions if Morse legs...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Sign Outfielder Michael Morse to a One-Year Contract

We’re not sure how we feel about this one: the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Michael Morse. The deal is reportedly in the $5 million range, so it’s not exactly a financial disaster if Morse doesn’t pan out. Here are the problems with Morse: he’s injury prone, he had an offensively disastrous 2013, and his defense in the outfield...
Via Nation Orange
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Morse: Regular Outfielder

Sometimes the easiest posts to write turn out to be the most challenging. Earlier Thursday, the Giants signed Michael Morse for a year and a base salary around $6 million, and the plan is for Morse to be the team’s regular left fielder. This is the kind of post I could write in three or four sentences if I wanted to, a classic bloggy kind of post where I imply that the Giants are...
Via Fangraphs
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Reach Agreement With Michael Morse – One-year Deal

The San Francisco Giants have signed Michael Morse to a one-year deal reports Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area. Morse, 31, is coming off the worst year of his career. He hit .215/.270/.381 for a 78 wRC+ and -1.6 fWAR in 2013. His in-play batting average dropped precipitously from .339 to .254. From 2010-12 Morse was much more productive, at least at the plate. He produced a .296...
Via Baseball News Source
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Shopping in the bargain bin with Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson reportedly has a plan for the New York Mets. Supposedly this plan includes spending money to improve aspects of the team that, at this point, don’t appear to have enough, or any, major league talent. Mets fans around the globe rejoiced at the idea, looked at the team’s payroll and, logically made the leap that, for the first time in three years, the team actually...
Via Mets360.com
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Morse Trade Shows That Red Sox Made Wise Offseason Decision by Going With Mike Napoli

It’s easy to get frustrated with Mike Napoli’s offensive style. When the going is good, it’s an impressive show to watch. When the going is bad, it’s rational to despise the very essence of streaky hitters. Napoli’s season has been a rollercoaster ride for the Red Sox, but as John Farrell has frequently pointed out this year, Boston knew exactly what it was getting into...
Via NESN.com
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Deadline 2013: Assessing the Market for First Basemen

As is the case with this season’s market for catchers with the coming July trade deadline, the same can be said in regards to the market of first basemen.Although the market is comprised of solid names such as Kendrys Morales, Michael Morse, Paul Konerko, and Justin Morneau, the question that lingers is whether a definitive deal will be made involving the aforementioned players...
Via Baseball News Source
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Week 2 Waiver Wire: 3 to Cut, 3 to Catch, 3 to Keep

Some rights reserved by Keith Allison 3×3 is back, and this time we’ve got something even better than Spring Training stats: opening week stats! One quick note: Since I’m only discussing nine players per week, I’m going to try as much as possible not to repeat myself. Please check out last week’s list for your Jackie Bradley, Jr. fix. 3 TO KEEP Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

What Did We Learn In Week 1 Of The MLB Season?

Week 1 is in the books, what have we learned? Up until today we learned that pitchers started out hot!  There were 12 games on Opening Day and of those 24 teams only 5 scored over 4 runs in a game. We learned that Chris Davis when hot can have more RBI’s (17) than 7 MLB teams have up to this moment. Along those same lines Justin Upton and Michael Morse both have 5 homers.  There...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners-White Sox Preview

The White Sox took two of three in their opening series on the strength of their starting pitching. They'll look for last year's surprise rookie to continue that theme against a Seattle Mariners team they've dominated in recent years. Left-hander Jose Quintana gets the nod Friday night against visiting Seattle, which has split its first four games behind Michael Morse...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

30-1 MLB countdown previews: #7 Nationals

If you followed my post from yesterday, you’d see I am not jumping on the bandwagon of the Washington Nationals. It obviously does not mean I do not think they are good. The competition of both leagues this season will be very good as parity will allow most teams among the top of each league to beat each other. The NL East features the Nationals, Phillies and Braves, all of whom...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

30-1 MLB countdown previews: #14 Mariners

It is easy to just simply rank the 30 teams based on what Baseball Prospectus says. History has shown that several teams do not perform to exactly what Baseball Prospectus says. Several teams have had success for no proven reason other than the fact that they won more games than expected. However, the grind of a 162 game season weeds out some teams that cannot keep that pace up without...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Same Face, New Place - Outfield

So many valuable fantasy outfielders have traded in the old cap for a new one.  Some guys will have to live up to the pressure of a big contract, while others will be out to prove to their old team that they were worth more than they were traded for.  Fantasy Baseball Outfield Rankings *Sorted AlphabeticallyB.J. Upton - Atlanta BravesBig Brother Upton signed with Braves after...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Do Not Sleep On The Seattle Mariners Outfield

As the 2013 MLB season grows closer every day, the Seattle Mariners find themselves with an interesting predicament in the outfield. In the previous 3 to 4 years, the Mariners have struggled tremendously to find 3 competent outfielders to place on the field at one time. Circumstances are different this year. For the first time in years, the M’s starting outfield could be one of...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Team Preview: Seattle Mariners

Our team previews star in the northwest of the US where the weather says baseball is still months away, but I believe the calendar.  The Seattle Mariners represent a bit of what I love about baseball.  Perpetual hope.  They might not be the best now, but they have plenty of young talent that make the future look brighter. Let’s do a run down of the Mariners. Major Off-Season...
Via Diamond Hoggers
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Positives and Negatives of the Mariners outfield

In The Outfield Headline: With FanFest wrapped up, it’s time to dive into the season ahead and the outfield spots… This season may not be as predictable as originally anticipated. Some have called Jack Zduriencik desperate and worried about his job by adding veterans like Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez, or one-year contracts like Kendrys Morales or Michael Morse. If this multitude...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Reasons The Seattle Mariners Will Compete In The AL West

While 2012 was a frustrating year for the Seattle Mariners, it was also necessary. Jack Zduriencik and Eric Wedge are committed to this young Mariners team and they believe that championship level success is right around the corner. The playoffs may be hard to attain this year, but here are 5 reasons why this club will be much more formidable this year.  1. Offseason acquisitions...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Top ten best fits for Michael Morse

With the expected signing of 1B Adam LaRoche, the Washington Nationals are expected to be looking to move OF/1B Michael Morse. The team traded for CF Denard Span, which gives the team a crowded OF which includes Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth. There are several teams in the need of some power in their outfield with a couple teams looking for first basemen. With the Nationals trying...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

On the Nationals’ Interest in Adam LaRoche

After having his 2011 season ruined by injury, Adam LaRoche had a nice comeback in 2012. He hit .271/.343/.510 (127 wRC+), including a career-high 33 home runs on the way to the postseason with Washington. The Nationals and LaRoche had a mutual option for 2013, but LaRoche turned down his side of it and opted for free agency as he entered his age-33 season. LaRoche is reportedly...
Via Fangraphs
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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