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Who would you rather keep?

Adam LaRoche
68 (60.7%)
Michael Morse
44 (39.3%)

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Offline lastobjective

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #425: December 05, 2012, 10:26:59 PM »
I'm hoping that We'll re sign morse to be our DH in 5 or so years when the NL adopts it.

:spaz: No thanks...

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #426: December 05, 2012, 10:28:11 PM »
:spaz: No thanks...

are you hating on morse or hating on the DH?

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #427: December 05, 2012, 10:31:43 PM »
are you hating on morse or hating on the DH?
DH. I love Morse. Though a 5 year contract with him would also be :spaz:

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #428: December 05, 2012, 10:33:46 PM »
DH. I love Morse. Though a 5 year contract with him would also be :spaz:

I hate the DH too, but it's only a matter of time until the NL adopts it.  I remember reading a quote from Bud Selig saying that he thinks the NL will adopt the DH within 10 years.

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #429: December 05, 2012, 10:35:00 PM »
I'm hoping that We'll re sign morse to be our DH in 5 or so years when the NL adopts it.




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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #431: December 05, 2012, 10:59:15 PM »
What does Texas plan on doing at 1B next year?  Could Morse be a fit there?  He'd probably hit 40 homers in that park.

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #432: December 05, 2012, 11:06:12 PM »
What does Texas plan on doing at 1B next year?  Could Morse be a fit there?  He'd probably hit 40 homers in that park.

Moreland?  Haven't they been linked to LaRoche?

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #433: December 05, 2012, 11:16:01 PM »
From the WaPost article linked to earlier on this page.
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The Seattle Mariners, the team that traded Morse to the Nationals in the middle of 2009, could be a solid trade partner for the Nationals. Seattle is desperate for offense, and it has a bevy of advanced starting pitching prospects. Some team officials said they could package Morse with another player if they want an upper-echelon prospect.

Is Kilgore suggesting that the Nats think they could land Walker or Hultzen?

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #434: December 05, 2012, 11:18:58 PM »
From the WaPost article linked to earlier on this page.
Is Kilgore suggesting that the Nats think they could land Walker or Hultzen?


I can't imagine that we think we could get Hultzen for anything we'd be willing to trade.  I mean, what would that take... Morse plus who?  Espinosa?  We won't (and shouldn't) offer that, but they wouldn't give up a top young pitcher for less than that.  I think we must be looking at lower level prospects?

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #435: December 05, 2012, 11:24:27 PM »
I can't imagine that we think we could get Hultzen for anything we'd be willing to trade.  I mean, what would that take... Morse plus who?  Espinosa?  We won't (and shouldn't) offer that, but they wouldn't give up a top young pitcher for less than that.  I think we must be looking at lower level prospects?

I don't know, Maybe we include Rendon?  He's blocked for a while if we re sign laroche and Danny is the guy at second.

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #436: December 06, 2012, 06:32:49 AM »
I'm hoping that We'll re sign morse to be our DH in 5 or so years when the NL adopts it.



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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #437: December 06, 2012, 07:07:47 AM »
I seriously doubt that the Astros will want Morse, but I would trade him straight up for Lance McCullers or Michael Foltynewicz if we re-signed Laroche.

The Yankees and Dodgers might both have $200+ million payrolls without projecting to be 90 win teams.

Yankees are cutting payroll so I don't see 200 million being an issue. Their goal is to get under the luxury tax for at least one season so they can stop paying 50%.

Kilgore wraps up the Nats at the winter meetings:

- Assuming we nab LaRoche, our payroll should be around $115 million, 9th highest in the league

Psh ... now I know you're full of it. LAC bro. Cheap as cheap can be.

What does Texas plan on doing at 1B next year?  Could Morse be a fit there?  He'd probably hit 40 homers in that park.

I think they're going to move Hamilton there after trading for Upton :lol:
I don't know, Maybe we include Rendon?  He's blocked for a while if we re sign laroche and Danny is the guy at second.

I'm down for that. Morse + Rendon for Hultzen. OMG five aces are u kidding me?

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Re: Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #438: December 06, 2012, 07:59:58 AM »
Hultzen ain't all that.  He's at best a #2.  he was drafted high because of his likelihood to reach his ceiling in a very short amount of time.  He's not an ace IMO.  Walker is worth way more than Hultzen because of his ceiling.  No way I'd give up Rendon for Hultzen. 

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #439: December 06, 2012, 09:02:16 AM »
I hate the DH too, but it's only a matter of time until the NL adopts it.  I remember reading a quote from Bud Selig saying that he thinks the NL will adopt the DH within 10 years.

I hope Selig is right. I'm not a huge baseball (other than the Nats) but I prefer the AL brand of baseball.

In other words, I'm pro DH.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #440: December 06, 2012, 09:04:02 AM »
Hultzen ain't all that.  He's at best a #2.  he was drafted high because of his likelihood to reach his ceiling in a very short amount of time.  He's not an ace IMO.  Walker is worth way more than Hultzen because of his ceiling.  No way I'd give up Rendon for Hultzen. 

I feel hultzen is a bit overrated too.  In my dream world I'd like to trade morse+rendon for taijuan walker and carter capps

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #441: December 06, 2012, 10:00:34 AM »
I feel hultzen is a bit overrated too.  In my dream world I'd like to trade morse+rendon for taijuan walker and carter capps

Now that would be the heist of the century.  I don't even think Seattle would take Rendon & Morse for Walker.  I think he's about as untouchable as they come right now. 

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #442: December 06, 2012, 11:26:04 AM »
Rizzo needs to steal a pitching prospect or two from the Mariners to replenish those we've lost in trades and now the Rule 5 draft. Seattle has three good prospects. Walker, Huizen and Braxton.
Morse might do the trick if Mariners don't get Hamilton first.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #443: December 06, 2012, 11:55:25 AM »
Morse for a deal around Paxton if the Nationals are lucky.  That would be a decent enough snatch.  But then again you can always aim high.  Walker > Hultzen.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #444: December 06, 2012, 01:50:09 PM »
That would be a decent enough snatch.

I agree that Morse could snag a decent snatch

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #445: December 06, 2012, 01:59:00 PM »
I agree that Morse could snag a decent snatch

So are you thinking Charlie Furbush from Seattle? 

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #446: December 06, 2012, 02:01:04 PM »
So are you thinking Charlie Furbush from Seattle?

I think he has been traded a good bit before....
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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #447: December 06, 2012, 02:04:02 PM »
I think Seattle picked up Furbush from Detroit.  I think that trade was his first time.

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #448: December 06, 2012, 02:11:36 PM »
I believe that was the Fister-Furbush trade. 

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #449: December 06, 2012, 02:17:12 PM »
I believe that was the Fister-Furbush trade.
Too bad it wasn't a 3 way involving CMW.  Or Copec.