Giants To Sign Mike Morse

DECEMBER 17th, 3:06pm: The Giants announced that the deal is official.

DECEMBER 12th, 9:59am: Morse's base salary is an even $6MM, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

9:15am: Morse will receive a base salary of roughly $5MM, and his contract contains additional incentives, according to ESPN's Buster Olney (on Twitter).

8:41am: The Giants have agreed to sign Mike Morse, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area (on Twitter). John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that it's a one-year deal for Morse, who will serve as the Giants' left fielder (Twitter link).

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Morse, who is represented by ACES, battled significant injuries in 2013 en route to a career-worst .215/.270/.381 batting line with 13 homers between the Mariners and Orioles. His 2010-12 seasons were a different story, however, as Morse posted a gaudy .296/.345/.516 batting line with 64 homers in 1298 plate appearances for the Nationals as a first baseman/outfielder.

The caveat with Morse is that even in his most productive seasons at the plate, he's still a defensively challenged player. Morse has a career UZR/150 of -18.3 in left field, meaning he'll need to return to his 2010-12 form at the plate to provide a significant level of all-around value to the Giants. Morse also has experience at first base, where he's a more passable defender, so the Giants could at least entertain the idea of flipping him and Brandon Belt if Morse's glove is too rough in the outfield.

Morse will join an outfield alignment that will have Hunter Pence starting in right field, Angel Pagan manning center field and Gregor Blanco likely seeing plenty of time as a late-inning replacement for Morse in a fourth outfielder's role.

Earlier today it was reported that the Giants still hoped to add a right-handed swinging outfielder. The Giants were said to be in negotiations with Jeff Baker as recently as yesterday afternoon, but clearly elected to go a different route.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.


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200 Comments on "Giants To Sign Mike Morse"


ColoredPaper
1 year 8 months ago

To play 1B, right? Lol

JaysFan1996
1 year 8 months ago

He’s going to platoon with Brandon Crawford at shortstop and Brandon Belt at first, call it the Brantoon

armynod
1 year 8 months ago

Shortstop? Doubtful since it’s been over 6 years since he played the position.

LazerTown
1 year 8 months ago

I’m bit surprised his market wasn’t bigger. Sure he failed this year, but he should be a low cost alternative to Cruz.

livingpaint
1 year 8 months ago

I feel the same. This guy tore it up in Seattle up until he broke his hand/pinky(?). Then they rushed him back cause no one else was stepping up. Playing with an injured hand as a batter doesnt work very well. his numbers fell. Then he injured his leg and was on the DL a few times just trying to come back… struggled, lost playing time… and then was traded. If he’s recovered, he will be a beast again.

skandy1
1 year 8 months ago

he tore it up until the pitching figured him out. steady diet of sliders…pinky injury sounds good though…

John Kreese
1 year 8 months ago

Left field? Ouch. I know SF was looking for a RH platoon type for LF but in that park with that wind, yikes.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

LF is the easiest outfield position to field at AT&T. Aubrey Huff and Pat Burrell were able to play decent defense in LF, so Mike Morse should be ok. He can’t be worse than Tanaka or Torres.

bjsguess
1 year 8 months ago

I’m not sure what you mean by decent.

Huff played very little in the outfield but in 2011 he was NEGATIVE 75.2 runs in UZR/150. In 2012 he improved all the way up to NEGATIVE 13.4.

Burrell had one positive season while his last season he posted a negative 21.1 runs in UZR/150.

On the balance, neither played enough OF to really understand just how bad they were. However, it would be a stretch to consider his performance decent.

As for Morse – he is awful. To this point in his career he has averaged negative 18 runs in UZR/150 in the outfield. It’s not like he’s the type of player who is suddenly going to get better.

Morse is a DH. He should not be allowed to go into the outfield or really anywhere on the field.

Mario Rubio
1 year 8 months ago

Those are great stats, but the fact is, Left Field in AT&T is about as cake as any field can get. It’s a straight wall, not particularly deep with little foul ground. This isn’t Candlestick, the winds blow, but nothing like they used to.

Morse will be a RH platoon partner for Blanco. He will sit in close games as they get late. The metrics will look bad because he is a bad fielder, but the Giants have shown that it’s a deficiency they can play around.

sunshipballoons
1 year 8 months ago

Bochy says Morse is playing every day. But he’ll come out of the game when they’re up, just like Burrell did.

Taylor Hope
1 year 8 months ago

As “cake as any field can get” is still not easy enough for Morse to perform sufficiently in the outfield. You will enjoy his adventures, especially his random paths to the ball, that we all witnessed at Safeco. I love Morse as a person; he’s an awesome guy with a great attitude but he can’t field worth a damn.

Dan Duhownik
1 year 8 months ago

he will be fine he’s a major league baseball player! he might be slow and he might not get to every ball but he’s going to at least make the routine plays. Great move for the giants! his bat in the middle of that order will make a big offensive improvement for the team compared to last year

1 year 8 months ago

I agree that Morse is a terrible, terrible fielder, but please don’t use UZR/150 to extrapolate partial season samples. Only use it to slice and compare larger samples. If a players is -1 UZR in one inning, that’s a UZR/150 of worse than -1000! Unfortunately, it’s also complete gibberish and not the least bit reflective of a player’s talent level. Samples of 100 or 200 or 600 innings aren’t much better.

Using single-season UZR samples isn’t much better in evaluating talent level. Ideally, you want 3 full season’s worth of data before you start saying with confidence what a player’s defensive value is.

Suffice to say though, for his career Burrell was a far, far, far better defender than Morse, about a win per season despite being noticeably below average overall. Morse is that bad.

sunshipballoons
1 year 8 months ago

Not only is LF the easiest OF position at AT&T, LF at AT&T is one of the easiest OF positions in baseball.

And AT&T doesn’t really have a gusty wind problem. It seems John Kreese thinks the Giants still play at the Stick.

Lu States
1 year 8 months ago

i almost choked to death when you said huff played a decent left field. maybe not as bad as 2nd base, but he was awful out there. sitting in the left field stands when he was out there was absolutely painful.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

He for sure wasn’t great, but he was decent IMO. He made no big mistakes and fielded what he could field in LF in 2010 (btw it was only 40 games or something). Don’t know what made him awful in LF.

Lu States
1 year 8 months ago

really, sitting watching him chase the ball around was wrenching. especially after watching blanco’s great catches last couple of years. hey, i liked huff. he did great at 1st, but from my observation ” only “, i cringed whenever the ball came out to left, and it wasn’t just an easy pop up. again, i liked huff, really did.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Do you really talk about 2010 or 2011? I have a different memory of 2010 to be honest. The few games he played at LF in 2011 weren’t nice to watch, but I have nothing in mind of 2010 which I would call bad.

Lu States
1 year 8 months ago

2011….a very bad year all around. i never sat out in left field in 2010, so wasn’t up close and personal with him then. i don’t even remember him playing OF in 2010. burrell was left field. i thought huff, ross, burrell came around the same time in 2010, and huff just played first. the torture games. 2010 was fun….2012 even better. 2010 was our first, with ” misfits and cast offs “, how great was that ? just don’t remember huff in LF in 2010. that was burrell’s baliwick. huff played 1st pretty well, no gripes at 1st.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Huff played 46 (24 of them from the start) games in LF in 2010. 😉 Burrell came around midseason. Was a great year with a great story indeed.

Lu States
1 year 8 months ago

i’m surprised he played that much OF in 2010, but good for huff. i ran across this on another baseball sight, and it was so funny i thought i’d share it with you. it is now on youtube under 2012/0/29 morse awarded grand slam. it was a game when he was a national playing in busch stadium. about 4 minutes long. one of those things you see at games that are so wonderful, it makes you love the game even more. the 2nd time he is at home plate is laugh out loud. he runs like a big catcher….not fast ! hope you watch it and enjoy it, and lets make it 3 in 5 years !! have a great holiday !

Lu States
1 year 8 months ago

09 was the day…

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Nice, thanks for sharing. 😀

Glenn O'Brien
1 year 8 months ago

But he probably can hit with power and LF isn’t that rough to play in, if he can return back to his form when he was a National.

1 year 8 months ago

Glad to see Mikey found a home for next season, though I am surprised that it’s in the outfield.

OaklandFan22
1 year 8 months ago

nice move for the gigantes.

D.j. Wilson
1 year 8 months ago

Very nice move. He will bounce back hugeee here in the Bay. We could have used Morse

mrcourt123
1 year 8 months ago

Curious how Giants fan feels about this. What kind of production do they expect? Closer to 2013 or 2011?

FrnchDp
1 year 8 months ago

injured in 2013, so i’ll settle for somewhere in between the two..

Natsfan89
1 year 8 months ago

He’s always injured though. 2011 is quite literally the only season he didn’t suffer an injury that caused him to miss significant time. I love the big guy bit you’ll be lucky to get 110-120 games out of him if he’s actually going to be playing everyday.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Something in the middle. .250/.320/.420.
At least they did something. Not the best option out there IMO, but let’s call it decent. He has power. Got to stay healthy and find back on track.

bjsguess
1 year 8 months ago

That offense with a defense rating of -15 runs gives you a negative WAR player.

1 year 8 months ago

Here’s where the Giants can do something about it. He won’t play past the 7th inning with Blanco and Perez ready to go do what they do. Which is be +10 runs easy.

1 year 8 months ago

Don’t like the defense at all. It does give legitimate power off the bench on his days off though.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

He won’t come from the bench. He will play LF regularly. Mark my words.

FrnchDp
1 year 8 months ago

B. Evans already said he would be the everyday starter.. but look for the return of the platoon if he struggles

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Yeah if he struggles of course. But I hope he doesn’t. 😀

baybombers
1 year 8 months ago

fingers crossed. Just half of what he produced in 2011 would make me giddy with excitement

1 year 8 months ago

Well, the biggest problem for that might be his health. High of 146 games played, then 102 and 98. And the whole “how’s that wrist” question. Hopefully he’s not going to the same clinic as DeRosa on that one.

1 year 8 months ago

And there it is… Promised him everyday LF to get him to sign. Oh dear.

BeisbolJunkie
1 year 8 months ago

I wish we could have some more updates on how he is recovering from his October surgery. I’m not sold on it, but then again I won’t be sold on anybody until after they actually play @ A&T. I’m surprised BS would consider any type of defensive liability like him.

1 year 8 months ago

Mike Morse is terrible. It’s a waste of money.

1 year 8 months ago

Mike Morse is terrible. It’s a waste of money.

coldgoldenfalstaff
1 year 8 months ago

Kind of glad the Astros didn’t sign him. That would have reminded me of the Peña signing last winter. If they’re going to add a bat and block a kid, it should be a more reliable one.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

CF – Pagan
2B – Scutaro
1B – Belt
C – Posey
RF – Pence
3B – Sandoval
LF – Morse
SS – Crawford
Pitcher

Doesn’t look too bad as long as Posey and Morse find back on track. Power from 3 to 7.

Guest
1 year 8 months ago

Pagan
Scutaro
Pablo
Posey
Pence
Morse
Belt
Craw

Belt still hasn’t proven anything. Not sure why he’d hit third, not exactly a power hitter.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

He will bat third and in only 2 months he has shown why. Brandon Belt had an ISO of .193 last season. Not sure why he shouldn’t be a power hitter. If he wouldn’t play in AT&T which puts LHH at a disadvantage he would hit 25 bombs every year with ease. Many of his doubles at AT&T would have easily been homeruns in other stadiums. Maybe McCutchen or Votto aren’t power hitters, too. Since they got an ISO of .190 respectively .186 last year.

Guest
1 year 8 months ago

9 HR / .225
7 HR / .275
17 HR / .289

Belt has had a nice progression with his average, but also needed an ungodly hot streak over the last month or so to get to .289. I’m sorry, he is not a 25 home run guy anywhere, except maybe New York in a career year. He’s gonna hit about .270 with 15 bombs. That’s fine, because he is nice with the leather, but let’s not pretend he’s some kind of offensive force.

Guest
1 year 8 months ago

Sabermetrics people are so frustrating. Trust your eyes!

(it is kind of fun when they’re wrong…”but…but…my calculations said that’s not right!) Also, sabermetrics can’t account for clutch, and Belt is definitely not that.

Guest1985
1 year 8 months ago

Those who brush off metrics because they don’t understand them are also frustrating

Guest
1 year 8 months ago

Considering I have a degree in applied mathematics, I’d say I have a decent grasp of simple formulas. I just don’t believe that sabermetric formulas are accurate, or reflective of a player’s ability or value.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Yeah I know why: Because when you don’t like a player they don’t tell what you thought you had seen. When you see someone you don’t like and he has an ugly AB this 1 AB covers 10 good ABs and so you can keep on hating that guy because you don’t see the numbers. That’s why they aren’t accurate, right?

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

And he definately is more clutch than you think. You only see what you want to see, right? Brandon Belt had the 28th best clutch rating last year according to fangraphs in the whole MLB. With RISP his tOPS+ was 125 and his sOPS+ even 159. But yeah, he isn’t clutch…for sure.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Nah it’s not trust your eyes only. Because they trick you, numbers don’t.

AndyWarpath
1 year 8 months ago

You don’t need to understand advanced sabermetrics to see that Belt is a valuable player. He’s 25 years old, hit 17 HRS in his first truly full MLB season, and had a .360 on base percentage. Sabermatricians and baseball card stat guys agree, Belt is one of the most promising 1B in the game.

Dan Wohl
1 year 8 months ago

Actually, Fangraphs has a “Clutch” statistic which measures how much more a player has tended to raise their performance in high-leverage at-bats vs. low-leverage ones. Brandon Belt’s career tally in that stat is +2.24 which is actually considered excellent.

But your eyes don’t tell you that so it must be wrong, right?

(I bring this up to point out that many of things anti-saber people assume simply can’t be quantified, can. FanGraphs and others will tell you that while the clutch statistic describes what happened in the past, research shows it doesn’t have much predictive power.)

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Ah and that’s why Belt’s SLG was .448 at home last year along .516 on the road, right?
Robinson Cano had an overall SLG of .516 last year. Only to tell you what you are talking about.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Ah and only one thing to add: albeit his abysmal funk through midseason he got the 6th best wRC+ of all MLB 1B over the whole season. He was better than guys like Napoli, Fielder, AGon, Morneau, LaRoche and so on. But yeah, he isn’t an offensive force and will never be. Because Christopher Roland said so.

Guest
1 year 8 months ago

WOW, Belt is as good as Robinson Cano! Man, what a hitter!! Better lock him up ASAP!

vtadave
1 year 8 months ago

Yep, because that’s exactly what everyone here was saying about Belt. Sigh…

mrnatewalter
mrnatewalter
1 year 8 months ago

His 4.0 OWAR would certainly suggest otherwise. That was good as 37th MLB-wide… let’s not pretend you’re some baseball guru.

BeisbolJunkie
1 year 8 months ago

I disagree. It wasn’t a hot streak, it was mechanical. Once BamBam got him to try lining up his knuckles on the bat, that made the difference. His power & production changed.
Throw out allof his numbers before the change in his setup at the plate. Giants have a new Belt.

BeisbolJunkie
1 year 8 months ago

And I like sabermetrics, but it didn’t explain that the jump in his numbers were mechanical & mental. I saw it with my eyeballs and heard about it in my ears from BamBam, Kuiper, Krukow, Baggerly and Belt himself.

FrnchDp
1 year 8 months ago

not so much a hot streak as finally accepting and making the changes pushed by BamBam and Bochy. Call it knuckles if you want, but his swing and approach greatly improved after he sat during the PHI series. Look for that more consistent swing to return in 2014, and the numbers to improve. You’ll see another 290+ season from him, with 20+ HRs

Dave Edlund
1 year 8 months ago

Belt was the number one offensive force on the Giants last year based on slugging and the ability to get on base. It is measured by OPS. He led both Pence and Posey. Belt is most unappreciated Giant payer. If any Giants player makes gold glove status in 2014, I predict it will be him. We have not had one since about 2005.

Leonardo
1 year 8 months ago

I agree with Belt hitting third. The dude has always drawn walks and now he’s hitting for power.

I also agree that he’d hit 25+ in a hitter friendly park. He was sixth in the NL in 2B’s last year (with 39). So, it’s pretty easy to think that 8 of those doubles would have been bombs in other parks.

Solid lineup. Solid post. Solid numbers to back up your argument.

Patick L
1 year 8 months ago

Typically the teams best overall hitter (and the one that would be considered the team’s MVP) hits 3rd. Seldom they hit 4th. No way is Belt a #3 hitter on this or any other team. Posey won the LEAGUE MVP two years ago and should hit 3rd. Also you just can’t say “Belt should this. Belt should that” and plug him in at #3. He strikes out way too much to be a #3 hitter (125 times last year!!) and his OBA was a below .360 for a #3 hitter. Compare that to Posey’s .408 OBA wih 96K two years ago, or is .370 OBA with 70K last year. Having Belt hit 3rd would be a titanic mistake for the Giants as Posey would be coming to bat with no one on base after Belt swung at yet again a ball in the dirt stranding runners at the corners the inning before. Even if Posey was not on this team I’d still pick Pence or Sandoval to hit 3rd over Belt. Best hits best when he hits lower in the order where his K’s do potentially less damage.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Predicting the future of a 25 year old based on his past (nice, right?) is really interesting. Never thought about him being able to improve even more, right? When you expect Belt to keep on K-ing as much as he did in the past, then why don’t you expect Posey to keep on being unable to hit any homeruns like he exactly did in the 2nd half of 2013? To be honest I don’t get that.

Patick L
1 year 8 months ago

We’ll talk after the end of the 2014 season.

ramjamrock
1 year 8 months ago

Belt doesn’t swing wildly at pitches in the dirt. You must be confusing him with Brett Pill. A bunch of Belt’s K’s were looking at borderline pitches.

1 year 8 months ago

It’s actually better for Posey to bat 4th than third. The third spot in the order bats with two outs and the bases empty most often. Teams have traditionally batted their best guy third, but they were also wrong. We know better now.

Belt is a hitter with above-average on-base skills, good power, and is an average runner at worst. He’s a great fit to bat in front of Posey.

Darkrose
1 year 8 months ago

For the Giants in 2013, Belt was 3rd in AVG, 2nd in OBP, and 1st in OPS. Why would you want that guy batting low in the order?

Brian
1 year 8 months ago

Easiest reason is because Bochy recently said he liked the Belt-Posey-Pence-Sandoval combo in the lineup and will most likely start the season with it.

Mario Rubio
1 year 8 months ago

I like Belt batting third. His #1 strength is his batting eye. When he’s able to be picky, where working a walk isn’t a detriment, he’s comfortable at the plate, allowing his power to emerge.

With his on-base ability ahead of Posey you give Posey more RBI chances. Guys like Pence and Pablo make more sense behind Belt and Posey as they are either getting you the hit or making the out.

Batting Belt lower in the lineup is setting the table for Crawford or the pitcher’s spot, which really is pointless.

1 year 8 months ago

This is a really underrated point. Whatever people think of Belt’s power, his patience and on-base skills are far and away his best asset. Getting a free pass to first in front of Blanco/Crawford/pitcher isn’t going to get you much. Rather than asking Belt to be a different hitter than he is, bat him in a place where his talents are best utilized.

1 year 8 months ago

This is a really underrated point. Whatever people think of Belt’s power, his patience and on-base skills are far and away his best asset. Getting a free pass to first in front of Blanco/Crawford/pitcher isn’t going to get you much. Rather than asking Belt to be a different hitter than he is, bat him in a place where his talents are best utilized.

1 year 8 months ago

Brandon Belt has proven more than enough. Some fans are just incapable of understanding it.

Darkrose
1 year 8 months ago

He’s apparently proven all he needs to Bochy, who said recently that he’s expecting to start out with Belt/Posey/Pence/Sandoval as the 3-6 hitters.

JJ
1 year 8 months ago

not really a fan of morse batting that low…guess that’s how it will be though

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Yeah, the last part of your post shows what I thought of when I wrote that down. I would put the lineup a little bit different but I tried to be Bochy-like. ^^

JJ
1 year 8 months ago

when he barely even played in baltimore he batted that low, and in seattle he was playing in RF..i think he’s definitely more comfortable in LF

sunshipballoons
1 year 8 months ago

How about

Pagan
Belt
Posey
Sandoval
Pence
Morse
Scutaro
Crawford

or (vs RHP)
Pagan
Scutaro
Sandoval
Posey
Belt
Pence
Morse
Crawford

(vs LHP)

Pagan
Scutaro
Posey
Pence
Sandoval
Morse
Belt
Crawford

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Bochy already stated that he likes Belt at the 3rd spot and therefore I guess he will stick to that lineup placement most times. But Bochy also stated that he could switch the spots around vs. LHP, especially since Morse is a righthander. I think that the lineup vs. RHP will look like I stated above but against LHP it indeed could like your suggestion.

sunshipballoons
1 year 8 months ago

Bochy says a lot of things :) Realistically, we’ll see many different lineups next year. I hope they still go after Jeff Baker as a utility guy.

Dan Duhownik
1 year 8 months ago

Exactly the same lineup i would go with! its a great solid lineup and should put up quite a few runs for a great pitching staff

Wooltron
1 year 8 months ago

I expect he will be very similar to the type of player Pat Burrell was for the Giants, and I’ll take that all day. As long as Bochy doesn’t insist on playing Blanco against every RHP I like this move.

letsgogiants
1 year 8 months ago

From what it sounds like, Bochy plans to use Morse as an everyday player, rather than be in a platoon.

Jake
1 year 8 months ago

The way they shade Pence over towards center in right (and he can cover ground), pagan can shade slightly to left to compensate Morse if it gets that bad. I think it’s a good sign.. RH hitters have never had much trouble putting the ball out to left at ATT.. it’s LH power that usually is dampened. He should fit in nicely.

sunshipballoons
1 year 8 months ago

The Pence shade is only at home. They do it so the CF can cover triples alley. Morse will have to cover LF, but that’s not a huge deal at AT&T.

Guest
1 year 8 months ago

As long as he’s healthy he is an upgrade. Even if he doesn’t get back to his .280 career line, I’d take .270 with 25 bombs

Josh Blackfeild
1 year 8 months ago

At $5MM this was a great move.

dc21892
1 year 8 months ago

Not bad for 5M. Well worth the gamble.

Guest
1 year 8 months ago

Wow, lot’s of Belt apologists on here.

1 year 8 months ago

289/360/481 and a 142 OPS+, for the minimum. Nothing to apologize for.

Guest
1 year 8 months ago

Minimum? That was a career year for him, and he needed an incredible month long hot streak to get there.

He’s a .270 / 15 HR guy, that’s all.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

He was bad in Mar/Apr and in July. The rest of the season was at least decent. He got an wRC+ of 146 in May, 124 in June, 196 in August and and 161 in Sept/Oct. Although the finish was really strong he still was more than solid in May and June. But like I said: you don’t WANT to see that so you WON’T see that. This guy is still 25 years old and you act like he would be 30 and had already 6 seasons with .270/15 HR on his back. But I bet that you arent interested in wRC+, because this stat is too advanced to tell something about a player, right? 😀

gemmatmorrow
1 year 8 months ago

Belt had some unfortunate timing of stomach flu last season, which at least somewhat justifies his slow start.

BeisbolJunkie
1 year 8 months ago

Yeah, sabermetrics can’t explain that now can they??

mrnatewalter
mrnatewalter
1 year 8 months ago

I would contend that 4.4 WAR (4.0 OWAR) is more than “decent.”

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

We all know that this numbers don’t count…TRUST YOUR EYES. ^^

mrnatewalter
mrnatewalter
1 year 8 months ago

Sabermetrics are the invention of Satan himself. True story.

vtadave
1 year 8 months ago

Minimum, as in league minimum salary sir. Yep, guys always have career years at age 25.

1 year 8 months ago

Minimum MLB salary. Belt is 25 years young, he just passed 2K pro PAs because he was rushed up, and he’s just getting started. All credit to the Giants draft and development, especially Doug Mapson.

disadvantage
1 year 8 months ago

Everybody, shut it down. Belt is a .270 / 15 HR guy, nothing more, because this guy says so.

mrnatewalter
mrnatewalter
1 year 8 months ago

Because no player at 25-years-old EVER gets better…. ever.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

I guess Belt should retire, shouldn’t he? 😉

AndyWarpath
1 year 8 months ago

hard to call it a career year when dude is only 25

sunshipballoons
1 year 8 months ago

Yes, a lot of people defend the team’s second best hitter. Crazy.

acottonshirt
1 year 8 months ago

Love his ability to hit, but man, watching him in the the field last year was dreadful. Maybe he gets a bit better, I guess we will see.

Wudlander3000
1 year 8 months ago

Oh, if you are used to see Torres or Tanaka in LF regularly, Morse can’t do much worse. 😀

Pei Kang
1 year 8 months ago

he’s at least better than Frenchy

Jonathan Barlock
1 year 8 months ago

Good signing for the Giants. Morse is a force if he can stay healthy. It’s a big “If” though

Colby Smith
1 year 8 months ago

Solid pickup by the Giants interested to see what he can do in that park, loved him with the nats

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 8 months ago

At least SF has a smaller LF than Washington, Morse might not look so lost.

Shin_Soo_Choo
1 year 8 months ago

Damn. I wish my favorite team had signed him.