Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Red Sox Need To Swiftly Deal For Mike Morse

The Powerful Mike Morse
In the wake of Adam LaRoche signing back with the Nationals, and with the Mike 'What Is Hip?' Napoli fiasco still unresolved, the Red Sox need to move quickly in trading for Washington's Mike Morse. While the 6'5", 30-year-old Morse is not exactly a defensive whiz at first, he can put up some impressive offensive numbers. When he's healthy—and that is an issue—he averages 23 home runs and 82 RBIs over a 162-game spread. He also sports a .295 career batting average and an on-base percentage of .347. His career OPS is .839. In 2011, when he played in 146 games for the Nats, he mashed 31 HRS and 95 RBIs, while hitting .303 with a whopping .910 OPS. This is the kind of production the Red Sox need to gamble on. Washington is reportedly looking for left-handed relievers (probably in addition to prospects). Boston has Andrew Miller, Franklin Morales and Craig Breslow. We should make this deal!