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Friday, June 13, 2014

Nats much better off without Michael Morse

Michael Morse wasn’t the sharpest pencil in the box in the Washington Nationals clubhouse when he was here. Nice guy, good for some laughs, but if the clubhouse ever had to show up for a collective IQ test, let’s just say it would be a good time for Morse to take one of his many trips to the disabled lis

This article is from Tuesday but seems to be a point of discussion on KNBR today

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: June 13, 2014 at 03:36 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: san francisco giants, washington nationals

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   1. dr. scott Posted: June 13, 2014 at 04:10 PM (#4725268)
Morse told the Washington Post on this visit to San Francisco that it’s a connection he’ll always have with Washington fans. But he also said the connection with Giants fans is better.

“I still got it here,” he said. “It’s incredible … it’s something I’ll always have with the people of D.C. But you know? It’s to another level here. It’s a whole other level.”


this is why he wrote the article.... he claims Morse is insulting the fans... so this guy writes how stupid morse is. Class.
   2. steagles Posted: June 13, 2014 at 04:11 PM (#4725274)
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   3. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: June 13, 2014 at 04:13 PM (#4725278)
Obligatory rebuttal:

1) Morse has been playing more 1B than LF this season because Brandon Belt has missed the past several weeks after getting hit in the hand.

2) The Braves losing young pitchers to injury in way provides a compelling counterfactual to what might have happened had the Nationals not shut down Strasburg.

3) I'm not seeing the nexus between Morse getting injured and his intelligence or its bearing on his opinion regarding the handling of Strasburg.

tl;dr version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0
   4. DCA Posted: June 13, 2014 at 04:29 PM (#4725329)
Morse is hitting 287/337/547 for a 150 OPS+.

Nats have gotten 22 LF/RF/1B starts from McClouth (179/298/245), 16 from Moore (214/295/371), and 13 from Frandsen (237/293/307).
   5. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: June 13, 2014 at 04:50 PM (#4725382)
Morse hasn’t gotten any smarter, though. He told USA Today that he still has issues with the Nationals’ decision two years ago to shut Stephen Strasburg down as part of their Tommy John surgery recovery plan — a decision that looks better in light of the Atlanta Braves sending two of their pitchers back for second surgeries.

Hey Loverro, let me hit you with a little cluebat: just about every single player on that Nats team had an issue with the shutdown, and a lot of them almost certainly still get irked when they think about it. Most of them just can't talk openly about it the way Morse can now because most of them are still on the team and don't want to cause problems with their boss. Ryan Zimmerman put his entire freaking career at risk to keep playing through that entire season and the playoffs!

And if you don't understand that, you're far less intelligent than Morse is.
   6. Canker Soriano Posted: June 13, 2014 at 04:58 PM (#4725399)
Morse is hitting 287/337/547 for a 150 OPS+.

Yeah, makes this seem kind of stupid. Morse has hit a ton for the Giants this year. This is akin to the recent idiocy here about how teams were better off without ARod (their records improved, so naturally he must have been holding them back, right?).
   7. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: June 13, 2014 at 05:39 PM (#4725445)
Ah, the Washington Times. This seems right up to their standards. Ignore reality, it is because I say it is.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: June 13, 2014 at 06:17 PM (#4725480)
Morse is hitting 287/337/547 for a 150 OPS+

This is just part of Sabean's deal with the devil -- see Huff, Burrell, Scutaro, etc.

A year from now when the Phils have released Ryan Howard, Sabean will pick him up for league minimum and he'll hit 50 HR in 4 months. That's just how baseball works.
   9. Sunday silence Posted: June 13, 2014 at 06:21 PM (#4725482)
just about every single player on that Nats team had an issue with the shutdown, and a lot of them almost certainly still get irked when they think about it


yeah, I dont understand why Loverro goes in that direction when the decision to shut down Strasburg was certainly questionable despite what the current Giants DL is like. That just stirs up Nats fans and doesnt help whatever argument he's trying to make.
   10. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 13, 2014 at 06:36 PM (#4725503)
I suspect Loverro is just trying to be a tad controversial to generate attention for his column and radio show. Who knows if he believes what he writes.
   11. boteman Posted: June 13, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4725608)
Man! You guys had better home that @MASNCommenter doesn't find this site or you're in for some...interesting comments.

Dan Kolko covered the Nats series at the Giants for MASN and reported that the fans seemed anywhere from "meh" to "so-so" about the whole "Take On Me" thing, so the next level in S.F. must be two steps down.

I'm not paying attention to the rest of the noise so have no comment on that.
   12. Bourbon Samurai Posted: June 13, 2014 at 10:12 PM (#4725667)
I will be always grateful to morse for whet he did for the nats and the fanbase while he was here. Don't care much about the rest
   13. Bhaakon Posted: June 14, 2014 at 01:06 AM (#4725728)
This is just part of Sabean's deal with the devil -- see Huff, Burrell, Scutaro, etc.


Of course the downside of that deal is watching them tank/crumble into a simpering pile of injuries after inking a big extension. Usually the Devil deals in souls, but I think Sabean already sold his to get that 2006-9 drafting streak, or maybe for the Williams/Kent trade.
   14. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: June 14, 2014 at 05:11 AM (#4725754)
Michael Morse wasn’t the sharpest pencil in the box in the Washington Nationals clubhouse when he was here. Nice guy, good for some laughs, but if the clubhouse ever had to show up for a collective IQ test, let’s just say it would be a good time for Morse to take one of his many trips to the disabled list.


Or a steroid test. Really, if he hears the word "test", Morse should just find a nice fallout shelter to hide in for a while.

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