Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Michael Morse Comes Off Board, Traded To Mariners
The Yankees were said to be extremely interested in and the most aggressive team in the Michael Morse sweepstakes but we once again missed out as the Seattle Mariners have swept in and traded for Morse. This three team trade including the Nationals, Mariners, and Athletics will send John Jaso to the A's, Michael Morse to the Mariners, and prospects to the Nationals. The A's have designated George Kottaras for assignment to make room for Jaso so I wonder if the Yankees will make a waiver claim if they get the opportunity. Either way we missed out on a right handed power hitter that was very versatile and would have been a perfect fit for the team in 2013. Very disappointing.