Astros In Serious Discussions With Mike Morse

The Astros are in serious discussions with Michael Morse, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link).  Earlier today we learned that Astros skipper Bo Porter is pushing for Morse in Houston.

Morse, who hit just hit .215/.270/.381 last year, reportedly wants a $7MM or $8MM on a one-year deal.  In Morse's defense, he battled significant injuries in 2013 en route to that career-worst slash line.  He's quite familiar with Porter, who was the Nationals' third base coach from 2010-12 when Morse posted a strong .296/.345/.516 batting line with 64 homers in 1298 plate appearances.

Morse is a client of ACES, as shown in the MLBTR Agency Database.


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13 Comments on "Astros In Serious Discussions With Mike Morse"


jeremy
1 year 8 months ago

this off season has been very surprising seeing teams like the As,marlins and astros making good sound baseball moves to improve their team

not_brooks
1 year 8 months ago

Aside from this one, right?

jeremy
1 year 8 months ago

if he can improve his value and play to at least the level he played in 2012 he can be a decent 1st/DH for the astros unless they want him in the OF and carter at first

stl_cards16
1 year 8 months ago

What’s wrong with this? The only thing the Astros are risking is money. If he can return to form and have a solid 1st half, Lunhow can trade him for a quality prospect. If he doesn’t return to form, they’re out a few million bucks. This is exactly the kind of move the Astros should be making.

Bryan
1 year 8 months ago

Aside from the Scott Feldman signing i’d agree with you.

Matt Galvin
1 year 8 months ago

He can play numerous Postions.

godzillacub
1 year 8 months ago

He can play numerous positions, poorly.

Fixed that for you.

Bill Smith
1 year 8 months ago

Take it easy, he’s a kid. Be glad he’s taking interest in baseball, rather than the Kardashian’s.

letsgogiants
1 year 8 months ago

It’s not like he’s thrashing him mercifully or personally criticizing him. It’s just a small joke.

xDxCx
1 year 8 months ago

Morse and Porter would work very well together. He is a very poor outfielder, okay first baseman and could always DH. The reason he’d be on the team would be to hit home runs and be a clubhouse guy. I’d say a good move for the Astros.

Jonah
1 year 8 months ago

He’s an excellent bounce back candidate. He was hurt much of last season. $7 million for one year would be a smart move for the Astros.

Bill Smith
1 year 8 months ago

I don’t know, I wouldn’t want him on my club. He had that one really good year a couple years ago, but he’s gonna be 32 in a few months and hasn’t shown a propensity for that type of production the rest of his career.

BadBJay
1 year 8 months ago

So I guess $7 million is the new league minimum? Hits .215 with bad defense.