Here are a couple interesting reads on the Morris trade:
Five and Fly: Unraveling the Morris mystery By Steve Henson from Yahoo Sports.
What Were the Pirates Thinking in Acquiring Morris? by Thom Henninger
It seems to be a universal thought that the move was dumb in a purely financial aspect, knowing the Pirates were the only team willing to take on the contract. San Francisco was more than willing to eat some of the money due, but DL would not hear of it. Way to keep the joke running DL!