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  • 1/16/13
  • proudme2

The Seattle Mariners added the power bat they were seeking by acquiring outfielder-first baseman Michael Morse in a three-way trade with the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com.

Catcher John Jaso went from Seattle to Oakland in the deal and the Nationals received a package of prospects, according to multiple reports.

Morse, 30, broke into pro ball with the Seattle organization. He hit 31 homers and drove in 95 runs for the Nationals two years ago, and hit 18 homers last season despite missing 60 games with a back injury.

Morse joins Jason Bay, Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez as one of several additions to the Seattle lineup this offseason. Morse became expendable this winter when the Nationals traded for Denard Span and re-signed Adam LaRoche to play first base.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8851318/source-seattle-mariners-land-slugger-michael-morse-three-way-trade

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  • 1/16/13
  • FromTheRedSeats

See the Nationlas trade for prospects and sign FA's at the same time. They improve the current club to win and rebuild the farm for the long term.

The Mets should be taking notes from this.

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  • 1/16/13
  • nvmets10
Should be really interesting to see what kind of prospects were given up.
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  • 1/16/13
  • gomets66
the mets now are where the nats were a few years ago. the overall talent level on the nats is so far ahead of the mets now, not much mets could do to catch up this winter.
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  • 1/16/13
  • FromTheRedSeats
The Mets are are where the Mets are always are. Irrelevant with no philosophy on building a consistent team.
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  • 1/16/13
  • murphstates

Here's a more comprehensive story with prospect info.

Mariners Acquire Morse In Three-Team Deal With Nationals, A's
By Mark Polishuk [January 16 at 5:55pm CST]

The Mariners, Nationals and Athletics have combined on a three-team trade that will send Michael Morse to the Mariners, John Jaso to the A's and a three-player package to the Nationals that includes minor league right-handers A.J. Cole, Blake Treinen and a player to be named from the Athletics.

The Mariners have been searching for hitters all winter long and now add Morse, who has hit 64 homers over the last three seasons and posted a .291/.321/.470 line in 430 PAs for Washington in 2012. It's a bit of a homecoming for Morse, who spent the first four years of his career in Seattle before being swapped to the Nats for Ryan Langerhans. The right-handed hitter could see time in either corner outfield spot or at first base, possibly sharing time with Justin Smoak and other newly-acquired veteran bats as Raul Ibanez and Jason Bay. Jaso's departure also clears the way for Jesus Montero to catch everyday, and the M's also have top prospect Mike Zunino waiting in the wings.

Morse has been a strong trade commodity ever since the Nationals re-signed Adam LaRoche. At least five or six teams had shown interest in Morse, with the Yankees, Rays and Red Sox among those linked to the first baseman/outfielder. Morse turns 31 in March and is scheduled to hit free agency next winter.

Cole is on his way back to the Nationals organization after being dealt to the A's last winter as part of the trade package for Gio Gonzalez. Cole, 21, was drafted by the Nats in the fourth round of the 2010 draft and was rated as the 57th-best prospect in the game by Baseball America prior to the season. In 27 starts for two of Oakland's A-ball affiliates, Cole posted a 3.70 ERA, 133 strikeouts and 29 walks over 133 2/3 innings, though the major bulk of that success took place at low A-ball.

Treinen, 24, was the Athletics' seventh-round pick in the 2011 draft. The righty has a 4.13 ERA, 8.7 K/9, 2.1 BB/9 and 10.1 H/9 in 133 innings over two pro seasons and made 15 starts last year.

The left-handed hitting Jaso enjoyed a breakout season in 2012, hitting .276/.394/.456 in 361 PAs, the large majority of which came against right-handed pitching. He will likely step right in as Oakland's regular catcher against righties, with the right-handed hitting Derek Norris in line for at-bats against southpaws. Jaso, 29, is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and is under Oakland's control through the 2015 season.

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post first reported the trade and the major teams and players involved. Earlier this evening, Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the M's were close to acquiring Morse. Morosi, Amanda Comak of the Washington Times and the Nationals' Twitter feed also added more details about the package going back to Washington.
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#gBvy6JEStYqmlLlS.99

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  • 1/16/13
  • murphstates
To put it in perspective, the Nats got back AJ Cole, BA's number 57 prospect plus two others. When we obtained Wheeler he was number 55.
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  • robrock30
Where was the Met FO? Morse is a RH power bat that can play LF or 1B and Mets have the pitching prospects to deal.
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  • 1/16/13
  • joebenigno

im rooting for the Mariners

Jason Bay and Ollie P in the playoffs.........DEAL WITH IT KOOLAIDERS

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  • 1/16/13
  • joebenigno
calling on Sandy to acquire a OF any day now....
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  • 1/16/13
  • metsnation
Two guys that project to be starters for Morse who becomes a FA next winter not bad for the Nats.
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  • 1/16/13
  • murphstates
Not bad at all. And they had no place to play him.
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  • elsid1986

not much mets could do to catch up this winter.

NOt much the Mets will do next year either except try to convince us that they have money to spend but don't think the players available are worth the contract they are getting. But hey they have some bats that might be ready by 2017.

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  • 1/16/13
  • elsid1986
The Mets will be irrelevant in this town as soon as the first pitch is thrown this year. But hey. They raised ticket prices so I am sure they "think they are better than people give them credit for" and I'm sure they will have "flexibility at the deadline. To bad they will be 20 games out at the deadline.
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  • 1/16/13
  • elsid1986

Where was the Met FO?

Morse will make 7 million this year. Does that answer your question.

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  • 1/16/13
  • AdrianMonk

I'm glad the Mets didn't waste prospects on a guy about to become a free agent.
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  • 1/16/13
  • Gepett0
Should we also finish in dead last for like 4-5 years in a row to stock pile prospects while not signing any major league talent to put ourselves in the position to be contenders? Because that is why the nats are where they are right now....
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  • 1/16/13
  • murphstates
No, we've decided to finish fourth, stock pile lesser prospects and not sign any major league talent to make us contenders.
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