Michael Morse Could Solve Orioles First Base Or Left Field Holes

The Baltimore Orioles seem to be quietly lurking in the shadows of the 2012 Winter Meetings. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the O’s are seeking a power bat and it’s not a question of “if” a trade will happen but “when” a trade will happen.

Billy Butler seems to be a guy that most Orioles fans would like to see in Baltimore. I received a number of tweets about him on Tuesday.

If the Royals are asking too much for Butler, Michael Morse could be a good option. He could play both first base and left field and is good for 25-30 home runs if he stays healthy for the whole season. Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the O’s are interested in acquiring him.

The Nats are certainly interested in re-signing Adam LaRoche and if they do, Morse will likely be moved.

As Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports, Washington is looking for bullpen help this winter. The O’s could part with a guy like Tommy Hunter or Pedro Strop as part of a deal for Morse.

I’m a Morse fan and think he has monster opposite field power. If the price is right, I’m all for bringing him to Baltimore.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

11 Comments

  1. Dude

    December 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Zach must be bored talk about the Ravens, he’s pulling stories about the Orioles to fill space on this site. Why the heck would they need this guy if #1, the resigned McClouth and #2, we have Davis that could fill the first base void.

    • MGW

      December 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

      You’re right, Dude. Why would any team need a 25 homer, 80 some RBI guy? I hear ya.

    • OsFan

      December 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Dude, Chris Davis was a mess when he played first base last year. He is a below average fielding first basemen.

  2. Dude

    December 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Your numbers are based on one year. That’s not consistent enough to go after one guy that will only crowd a position. I’d rather see the O’s waste their time and money on areas of need like pitching.

    • MGW

      December 8, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Um, Dude, Morse is a career .295 hitter, averaging 23 homers and 82 RBIs over 8 MLB seasons. What are you talking about, on year?!

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/morsemi01.shtml

      • Dude

        December 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

        That reference you’re refering to is, in the words of baseball-reference, “This is an attempt to condense each batter’s career into a single season’s worth of stats…. ” and an ATTEMPT to show a potential 162 game average.

        In eight seasons, he’s played sparingly with the most consistent years coming with the Nationals – the last three. Of those three years, only once did he approach 162 games, the other two about 100 games. Based on his salary for last year, and potential for the coming years cause of service time, you would think the O’s might take that 3.5 – 5 million and spend it on area of need .. like pitching and not another back-up. If they got him at a lower price, maybe 2 million or less, then so be it. I don’t see that happening though as inflation runs rampant in baseball.

  3. The Intimidator

    December 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Your calling someone bored Dude? What’s wrong with you? Your the degenerate that runs up to cars at red lights on Ritchie Highway offering quick handjobs during the stop, then charging the driver $3. Apparently “Spy” has a shitload of dollar bills and has been driving up and down Ritchie Highway looking for you at every intersection.

    And also while your on the subject of wasting time and money, why don’t you stop buying the Bolivean Marching Powder and go to the clinic and get that fungus around your lips checked out.

    • Dude

      December 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      hey, its the intamator. This gay-blade decided to show his ugly mug again. you didn’t turned down that hand job when you got to the light nor did you get upset when i smeared it in your face you tranny. take those handle bars and shove them up everyone elses a$$ you t-bag…. thanks for the powder, it was cheaper when you got the two-for-one price …. what a f’ing waste…

  4. 9inchnails

    December 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Ritchie Hwy and what intersection??? I could use a handy….

  5. 9inchnails

    December 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Hey Dude, stick to soccer!