If this is true, then it looks like "Growth" for young players and then Think about the "other Mike" when he hits Arb.
Absolutely awful trade. Jaso was the best Mariners hitter last year and he plays catcher, which the Mariners already had issues with and now where do we go? No way Zunino is ready.
Now we have a slew of 1b/DH/awful left fielders all because Jack is terrified of finishing last in baseball in offense. Why did the A's even get involved? Why couldn't we just give the Nats a bullpen arm or whatever?
Makes no sense.
Mike Morse, for one year, to the Mariners for their best overall hitter from 2012, one that could play catcher and hit left-handed. Yeah, great deal. Except for the fact that it's terrible.
Morse will never hit 30 homeruns again.
I dont understand this AT ALL!!!!! So Montero will be our everyday C? who backs him up as we have gotten rid of olivo and now jaso? Who plays 1b? Smoak, Morales, Morse, Carp? I imagine one will be 1b and the other dh, but we added another to the log jam and created a hole. Also Morse is gone next year as is Morales. So we traded away a very good YOUNG catcher for 1 year of Morse plus the 1 year with Morales. So whats going to happen in 2014 when they both leave for FA? Smoak has no more options left so are we just going to cut him free? What value does Smoak have? I really dont understand this move at all. I think it created more issues then it fixed.
Wait a sec I forget about. He will be our DH. HMMMM makes it even more crowded. I looked on the Seattle depth chart. NOONE for catcher behind Montero. WOW! I guess they think Zuni is ready.
He is NOT a 30 homerun hitter, especially in Safeco. He's not a 100 RBI guy either since RBI's are completely indicative of people getting on in front of him. He's just a so-so right handed hitting DH. We didn't really need him or at the very least we didn't need him at the cost of our best hitter.
I have a feeling Smoak will get traded for nothing soon and we'll either sign or trade an awful catcher to replace Jaso.
boy your GM ripped us offyou give up a AAAA catcher for a legit slugger and a chanc eto sign him to a long term contract and we get a low prospect who we already traded once
Horrible trade (for us) great for you
I am OKAY with this, DEPENDING on the ptbnl/prospect that the Nats get if either are from the Mariners.
1) Seattle can sign Morse to an extension
2) Zunino will be in the bigs next year as the starting catcher, leaving Jaso as a backup. Unless Montero and Zunino turn out to be awful hitters (which won't happen), Jaso's bat would only be in the lineup 2 out of every 5 games, which would be a waste.
Apparently, the ptbnl and prospect are from the Athletics. I like this deal.
Not to mention, I'm sure Seattle will sign/trade for a defensive minded catcher.
EDIT ON ABOVE POST: It will be a good move in my opinion IF Morse is signed to an extension.
I'm pretty sure that Smoak will be gone. Probably for a catcher.
With the Previous Moves....I think this says Morse is in the Outfield.
I think the Mariners got the short end of the Trade.
The Nationals got the better end of the Deal, with Oakland in 2nd.I keep hoping the Mariners got some kind of prospect in the deal to balance it all out (I know its wishful thinking at this point)
And its evident the Mariners will sign some veteran catcher as a backup and a placeholder for Zunino when he is ready in June-Sept
Not saying I like it, but it sure looks like he is gonna spend at least 40+ games out there (unless Smoak ends up in AAA).
Looking at Wedge's history of type of players he loves..... Getting drunk on Edgar's Mescal in Left Field could be amusing this year.
actually we got fleecedwe gave up the heart and soul of our 2011 offense and the catalyst for our 2012 ofensive wake up for a low A pitcher that we once traded and started 2012 0-7 at LOW A
What did you give up a AAAA catcher?
We hate losing Mikey Mo because he was the clubhouse leader w eexpecte dto get a major league lefty reliever plus a A or AA prospect for him