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Postby JTWood » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:05 am

StlToday.com wrote:The Rangers reportedly made a three-year, $25 million offer before leaving the winter meetings Thursday. The Giants modified their proposal Friday after originally offering Morris $16 million over two years. The Giants are expected to make a frantic push after failing to offer salary arbitration to their own free agent pitcher, Brett Tomko.

The Cardinals apparently offered him a token deal for 2 years worth $13M.

If this story is legit, I have to wonder what the Rangers are thinking here. Morris had terrible second-half numbers (5.32 ERA, 16 HRA), which were on par with his awful 2004 numbers (4.72 ERA, 35 HRA). Why the Rangers would be interested in putting those HRA totals in The Ballpark doesn't make sense to me.
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:51 am

unless the marlins move to the grand canyon and sign mmorris he will be of little value to any roto owner
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Postby rlee » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:52 am

I don't think Morris will end up in Texas. I don't think he wants to play there. Their offer seems to be the most lucrative, but yet he has not accepted.

Perhaps the Giants (with Matheny increasing his comfort zone?) will wind up with him. Whoever does, will wind up with a mediocre pitcher with an inflated salary. His best days are well behind
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Postby Madison » Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:08 pm

Morris does not want to play in Ameriquest. He doesn't even want to visit here according to the papers, so we will have to overpay to get him.

Personally, I don't think he's the answer to our pitching problems though. :-o Sure, he's a name, and could do well, but I wouldn't be comfortable or happy about signing him. I just think his pitching style combined with Ameriquest has a better chance of disaster, then it does success. :-o
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Postby RAmst23 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:46 pm

That's quite a bit to pay for Matty Mo. Cardinals didn't want him back this year, and they were his home team. Why pay Morris that much? He was a 4th starter last year, and the same the year before.
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Postby RocketsDWM » Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:01 pm

rlee wrote:I don't think Morris will end up in Texas. I don't think he wants to play there. Their offer seems to be the most lucrative, but yet he has not accepted.

Perhaps the Giants (with Matheny increasing his comfort zone?) will wind up with him. Whoever does, will wind up with a mediocre pitcher with an inflated salary. His best days are well behind
him
!+)


That describes about half of the free agent signings in terms of pitchers this off-season. With the market now being relatively thin with free agent pitchers, Morris is going to get a bloated contract. I wouldnt be suprised if he got a deal similar to Roger's but for three or four years.
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Postby eftda » Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:48 pm

Not sure what the Giants will do, but I do know that they offered Morris a 2 year - 18 million dollar contract last week.
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Postby baseball6791 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:45 pm

eftda wrote:Not sure what the Giants will do, but I do know that they offered Morris a 2 year - 18 million dollar contract last week.


He's the guy they want, although I'm not sure he's worth 9M/yr
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Postby RocketsDWM » Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:54 pm

baseball6791 wrote:
eftda wrote:Not sure what the Giants will do, but I do know that they offered Morris a 2 year - 18 million dollar contract last week.


He's the guy they want, although I'm not sure he's worth 9M/yr


If Rogers received 8, I would expect that Morris would get a similar deal.
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Postby baseball6791 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:05 pm

RocketsDWM wrote:
baseball6791 wrote:
eftda wrote:Not sure what the Giants will do, but I do know that they offered Morris a 2 year - 18 million dollar contract last week.


He's the guy they want, although I'm not sure he's worth 9M/yr


If Rogers received 8, I would expect that Morris would get a similar deal.


I'm not saying that he won't, or shouldn't given the way the market has gone so far, but I just don't think that he is worth 9mil. Then again, most of the SP signings have been overpaid IMO
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