If they are interested in young pitching, we have lots of options.The Diamondbacks have felt they have a good potential trade match with Seattle for Justin Upton. But remember: They're on his no-trade list.
-Buster Olney, Twitter
Upton is a solid outfielder, Morse is basically DH only and laughable in the outfield. The M's roster currently couldn't handle another DH type.
Then why in the world are we not in constant contact with the D'backs harassing them to the point they say fine, take him we don't want to talk to you anymore! This is the approach I would take as a GM! LOL
Because that's not how it works.
Wonder if its a 3 team deal and we are after somebody else i don't see why Upton would waive his no trade clause i get that players do that for $ reasons but i think some hitters don't want to come and hit here and possibly ruin there career.
Sometimes its for leverage.
I doubt he is loving playing in AZ right now either so who knows.
Not as attractive stats don't mean their career is ruined, it just means they played in a run suppressing park.
That being said, yes I can still see players not wanting to play in Seattle, but I imagine it would be more due to money, living here and wanting to win.
Last edited by LegendaRyan; 01-08-2013 at 05:02 PM.
Morse, and our big three > A overrated bat and losing 2 of these guys.
Unless we can get Stanton or Upton, I am fine with getting Morse for cheap and running with Morales, Morse, and Montero in the middle of our lineup. Saunders, and Ackley at the top. Seager and Smoak on the back end. Not too shabby.
im guessing that if morse is in smoak is gone.
Truth of the matter, Morse's best spot was just filled by Adam LaRoche: First Base. The Mariners own a minor league option on Justin Smoak, so, in spite of his strong September finish, Smoak may have to prove he's figured it out in spring training or he could be heading to Tacoma.
There may be more trades that could come to pass before the start of ST, but, in all likelihood, the trade for Mike Morse would END the Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Upton speculative trades.. or would it?