According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pirates management met with Matt Morris after today’s performance brought his ERA to 9.67. I mentioned in my recent video mailbag that I couldn’t see Morris lasting past June 1st, but it looks like May 1st is in question. Kovacevic explains the three possible scenarios:
- Morris goes to the bullpen.
- The Pirates release Morris, eating more than $10MM.
- Morris retires, saving the Pirates millions. But as classy as Morris may be, no one should expect him to leave that kind of money on the table. It’s not his fault Brian Sabean signed him in 2005.