Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Yankees Aggressively Trying To Acquire Michael Morse
We reported earlier that Michael Morse would be made available after the Washington Nationals signed 1B Adam Laroche to a two year deal and the Yankees would be interested. Jim Bowden has reported that the Yankees have been the most active team, followed by the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays, trying to acquire the 31 year old outfielder and first baseman. Morse has put up a triple slash of .296/.345/.516 in the last three seasons, can play both corner outfield spots, and can play first base so the interest makes sense as he would be a perfect fit for the Yanks. He is signed for cheap for this season only and in my opinion would not require all that much in a trade with his track record. The Nationals are reportedly looking for starting pitching depth and a left handed reliever so it is just a matter of days before David Phelps and Boone Logan are wearing Nationals jerseys. Check back here for the breaking news.