The Pirates avoided arbitration with starter Charlie Morton, MLBTR has learned, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $2.445MM. The Proformance client tops Matt Swartz's projection by over $300K. Morton was arbitration eligible for the first time, and peers such as Chris Volstad, J.A. Happ, Randy Wells, Clayton Richard, and Homer Bailey will take note of his agreement.
As our arbitration tracker shows, the Pirates' remaining arbitration eligible players are Garrett Jones, Jeff Karstens, Casey McGehee, and Evan Meek.
Guessing the odds of his being tendered a contract next year are close to zero.
What makes you say that? He started improving last year, and he’s serviceable at the back-end of their rotation.
cause he is a troll that likes to nag at the bucs , while cheering for the favor of the month team
Am I missing something here? What’s that supposed to mean?
No. You aren’t missing anything. The trolls that he was referring to are from the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Dungeons and Dragons crap. Nothing to do with baseball. The “favor of the month” is a website that makes party favors. Once again, nothing to do with baseball.
If Morton can keep his head in the game I think he has the potential to be a solid #3. If his sinker is going and infield def is decent there’s gonna be a crap load of groundball outs.
Happy with this move. Morton has been inconsistent over the course of an entire season, and I just hope that with the addition of Bedard and a little less pressure he succeeds. Definitely a test of a year though. If he performs decently he’ll get an extension.
I really hope the turns into Roy Halladay sooner rather than later.