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Giants fill outfield hole with Nori Aoki on one-year deal

One of the last remaining offensive forces on the free agent market has signed – Nori Aoki is heading to the San Francisco Giants on a one-year deal for $4.7 million guaranteed. I'm told Nori Aoki agreed to one-year deal with #sfgiants. Fills hole in outfield. — John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) January 16, 2015 aoki gets $4.7M guarantee. $4M salary for 2015, plus 700K buyout on...
Via The Outside Corner
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants fill outfield hole with Nori Aoki on one-year deal

One of the last remaining offensive forces on the free agent market has signed – Nori Aoki is heading to the San Francisco Giants on a one-year deal for $4.7 million guaranteed. I'm told Nori Aoki agreed to one-year deal with #sfgiants. Fills hole in outfield. — John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) January 16, 2015 aoki gets $4.7M guarantee. $4M salary for 2015, plus 700K buyout on...
Via Bloguin Best
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New Marlins additions bring healthy dash of hometown flavor to Miami

MIAMI -- On April 5, 1993, 42,334 people attended the first game in Florida Marlins history at Joe Robbie Stadium. Two of those fans -- Michael Morse and Mat Latos -- were formally introduced with fellow Floridian Dee Gordon as members of the 2015 Miami Marlins on Friday afternoon at Marlins Park. General manager Dan Jennings called the trio the "Great Florida Trifecta," one that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Sign Michael Morse

The Miami Marlins have signed Michael Morse to a two year deal worth $12 million reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Morse, 32, could slot into first base with the Marlins, either as a platoon partner with Garrett Jones or in a full-time role. A $12 million price tag seems attractive after seeing designated hitters Billy Butler and Kendrys Morales garner $30 million and...
Via Baseball News Source
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Orioles Offer Delmon Young One-Year Deal

According to sources, the Baltimore Orioles have offered FA OF Delmon Young a one-year deal worth between 5-7 million dollars. Young has been looking for two guaranteed years, and is countering with a two year contract, and a source within baseball suggests they may settle for a one-year deal with an option. Young, 29, signed a minor league contract with the Orioles last January...
Via Baseball Essential
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore showing interest in Michael Morse

The Baltimore Orioles have shown a strong interest in Michael Morse, according to Bob Nightengale with USA Today Sports. Morse played for a short stint with Baltimore in 2013, and Baltimore will be looking for some power to fill in for the loss of Nelson Cruz earlier this week. #457335828 / gettyimages.com The #Orioles are showing strong interest in free-agent outfielder Michael...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Powerball Part 2: The New Batch

In our previous installment, we saw the power production and potential of the current 2015 lineup for the Cardinals. While the Cardinals disappointed in the power department in 2014, they have the potential to produce more in 2015. A healthy Yadier Molina should be a top-5 offensive catcher. Adjustments from Matt Adams should return his power to career norms with an ISO over .200...
Via Cardinals Farm
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: Michael Morse could be an option

With the New York Mets looking to add some much needed offense to help their young pitching staff, it has been reported that Michael Morse could be a fallback option. #457334908 / gettyimages.com Craig Calcaterra followed up on an article from the New York Post today which stated the Mets could look into bringing the 32 year old slugger to Citi Field to fill their left field...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Backup Plan: Bring DH To National League

There are reports that the Mets, feeling wistful about losing out on Michael Cuddyer, are looking at Michael Morse. Morse, unlike Cuddyer, actually played over 100 games last season, and is three years younger than Cuddyer. And when right, he can hit in the .280′s with an OPS in the low .800′s … and we know that there isn’t going to be a Coors Field effect regarding Morse’s...
Via Metstradamus
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday's Sports Briefs

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) Baseball's business season began when 121 players became free agents, a group that includes World Series champion San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong. James Shields, Nori Aoki and Jason Frasor of AL champion Kansas City also were among the players who became free. Approximately 28 more players can become...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  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
October 10, 2014  |  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 The Outside Corner
October 10, 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 Garbage Time
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

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
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