Mariners, Logan Morrison Avoid Arbitration

5:15pmMorrison can earn $75K for reaching 450 plate appearances, $100K each for notching 500 and 550, and then another $75K if he takes his 600th turn at bat, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter).

1:48pm: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports (via Twitter) that the Mariners and Logan Morrison have avoided arbitration by settling on a one-year, $1.75MM contract that contains an additional $350K worth of incentives. Morrison is a client of Octagon.

As MLBTR's Jeff Todd wrote on the night that filing figures were exchanged, Morrison and the Mariners were further apart on a relative basis ($2.5MM vs. $1.1MM, 127.3%) than were any other player and team. Morrison's 2014 salary ultimately falls just under the mid-way point between those numbers, but narrowly beats the $1.7MM projection of MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz. 

With Morrison's signing, the Mariners need only resolve one more arbitration case: that of Justin Smoak.


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7 Comments on "Mariners, Logan Morrison Avoid Arbitration"


Justin Olsen
1 year 6 months ago

Not a huge fan of bringing in Morrison. But the price wasn’t high. Despite the fact I was a fan of Capps I think he was rather redundant. And under 2m to lock him up. Can’t argue with that.

johnsilver
1 year 6 months ago

You and me both on Capps.. At least if he does develop into a closer.. It will be on a team I like and watch as well.. The Fish..

gmantacoma
1 year 6 months ago

I am hoping for a good year from Logan Morrison, he is a decent 1st
baseman and still has a chance to become a good hitter. 1.75Mil+ is a
cheap insurance policy for Justin Smoak.

johnrhee
1 year 6 months ago

Smoak & Nick Franklin w/ few others are great trade chips to acquire a starting pitcher & a closer including an outfielder.

Rick Reeves
1 year 6 months ago

Franklin trade, are u kiddin? He was brought up way to soon and still needs time to mature. You do not give away your top draft pics. You develope pitchers and sign outfielders that are free agents. Pitchers are a shot in the dark no matter who they are or how log they have been in the league. Smoake is still young and getting better. Franklin and Ackley are almost ready to play but needs good PCL coachs to make them better every day players.

johnrhee
1 year 6 months ago

Smoak & Nick Franklin packaged in a three team trade between the Mariners, Blue Jays or Phillies, and either Brewers or Pirates can help out those teams in long term. Acquirining Cliff Lee or Cole Hamels, Papelbon, and Dominic Brown from the Phillies or Colby Rasmus/Jose Bautista & Sergio Santos (also signing Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana) for Erasmo Ramirez or James Paxton, Nick Franklin, Justin Smoak by re-signing & trading him, Tyler Pike, Julio Morban, and a player to be named is not a bad move to be made in order to be competitive as the Seahawks did to win the Super Bowl by having a big parade. This is the year of the M’s as they are All In to save GM Jack Z’s job.

Rick Reeves
1 year 6 months ago

The good organizations do not trade their young players. They make their Minor league teams strong with great teachers of the game. The better the minor your leagues are, the more pressure there is to make the parent club players perform better.You want coaches who are more than just a coach. They need to take raw talent and turn them into all star players. That is why teams like Philly, Atlanta, and Pittsburg compete every year at such a high level.Remember Adam Jones? Same thing