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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Pirates Trade Bryan Morris To Marlins « CBS Pittsburgh

Teams can trade draft picks?

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have traded relief pitcher Bryan Morris to the Miami Marlins Sunday morning.
According to the team, the Pirates sent Morris to the Marlins for the 39th overall selection (competitive balance A) in this year’s First-Year Player Draft.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 01, 2014 at 12:58 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Eric P. Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:11 PM (#4716840)
They can only trade those competitive balance picks. I don't know what the Marlins are doing valuing a crummy middle reliever as worth the 39th pick, though.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:15 PM (#4716841)

39th pick not worth much if you're to cheap to sign the guy
   3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 01, 2014 at 02:02 PM (#4716865)
I don't know what the Marlins are doing valuing a crummy middle reliever as worth the 39th pick, though.


He throws pretty hard (average FB over 95) and gets a ton of ground balls, so from a scouting perspective he has some good qualities. The main thing holding him back is a lack of a really solid swing-and-miss secondary pitch. So if the Marlins think they can fix that, he could be very useful for them.
   4. Dock Ellis Posted: June 01, 2014 at 02:36 PM (#4716882)
39th pick not worth much if you're to cheap to sign the guy

Yup. The Marlins have 13 picks in the first 10 rounds, more than any other club, with a pool just north of $14MM. If they don't spend close to that, they'll likely catch crap from the Player's Association, plus they don't really want to spend that money anyway. May as well shave away obligations where they can.
   5. Rickey! Literally no one, apparently Posted: June 01, 2014 at 03:35 PM (#4716909)
True facts about the Miami Marlins:

1. They are owned by the most despicable man in baseball.
2. They are so cheap as to be absurd.
3. They have no real fan base.
4. They are one of the best teams in the league at evaluating and developing cheap, young talent.
   6. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:12 PM (#4716965)
1. They are owned by the most despicable man in baseball.

Is this true? I get the feeling there are probably some real closet assholes who own MLB teams. Loria is just out in the open.
   7. Bote Man Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:36 PM (#4716973)
I think Donald Sterling proved #6 to be true. You don't know until you know. Then you know. You know?

Anyway, I'm just gonna go ahead and call it right now: the Marlins will win the NL East on the back of Jose Fernandez and his UCL that gets duct-taped back together in late July by his Cuban pitching mentor.
   8. Swedish Chef Posted: June 01, 2014 at 05:44 PM (#4716976)
Well, Loria is better than the Wilpons, because he is running the scams instead of being the mark.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: June 01, 2014 at 06:31 PM (#4716997)
The Marlins will never win the NL East. They will get a WC and win the WS.

Now, let's see. Jerome Williams, 4.2 WAR, is the 8th best #39 pick of all-time. He's tied with Joe Grahe. Dave Otto (.4 WAR) is in the top 15. If we exclude Barry Bonds (unsigned), the average return from this pick is less than 2 WAR.

The best recent pick here is Lance Lynn. The 2013 pick has already tasted the majors -- Corey Knebel with the Twins, a college pitcher. Joey Gallo was also picked here.

That said Morris does look as un-useful as can be -- low K-rate, high BB-rate, high HR-rate so far in his 93 IP. Still "free" through 2016 but already 27.
   10. tshipman Posted: June 01, 2014 at 06:44 PM (#4717004)
I think Donald Sterling proved #6 to be true. You don't know until you know. Then you know. You know?


??? Donald Sterling was well known as a POS long, long before the events of a month ago. Not sure what you're getting at.
   11. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:32 AM (#4717233)
Corey Knebel is a Tiger, the team who I hope to Jesus does not pick yet another reliever early this year.
   12. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:35 AM (#4717235)
1. They are owned by the most despicable man in baseball.


That USED to be true. Then John Henry abandoned the Marlins to screw over the Yawkey Trust and make billions decrying how his team was only the second-biggest spender in baseball.
   13. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: June 02, 2014 at 10:40 AM (#4717242)
I get the feeling there are probably some real closet ######## who own MLB teams. Loria is just out in the open.


It's easier to respect a man who's an ####### on his own dime.

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