July 31, 2007

Morris Trade Just Gets Worse

MLB.com is reporting:

Morris, 32, was 7-7 with a 4.35 ERA. Giants general manager Brian Sabean said that Pittsburgh will pick up the remainder of his salary. Morris is in the second year of a three-year contract that pays him $9.5 million both this year and next season. The deal includes a $9 million club option for 2009 with a $1 million buyout.

The Pirates are picking up the rest of his salary?  This has to be a misprint.  Morris is not worth $9.5 million a season.  He hasn't been since 2003, and that is questionable if he was worth it then.  Morris is the type of pitcher that needs a good offense and defense on his side.  Of which, the Pirates have neither.  To take on his entire salary is just another bad contract the Pirates will have to suffer through.  I feel for the incoming CEO of baseball operations.  He won't be able to find a GM to take the position.


It looks like DL has found his veteran presence for the rotation. 


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