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Michael Morse realizes the Nationals are going to trade him

Jan 8, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

I wrote earlier that the Nationals will almost surely trade Michael Morse after re-signing Adam LaRoche to a two-year deal and apparently Morse came to a similar conclusion:

Probably not a bad idea, although in looking at his Twitter account Morse is a constant tweeter, so it’ll be pretty challenging.

  1. El Bravo - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    If you tweet about not tweeting then you’ve defeated the purpose.

    • cebig - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      I’m not replying to your comment

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

        I am not reading your non-reply

      • tsutor88 - Jan 8, 2013 at 5:17 PM

        His bat went silent a couple years ago

  2. dcfan4life - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Cant tweet as DC BEAST when your not going to be in DC. He is going silent only because he doesnt know his new twitter handle yet.

    • jwbiii - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      Who needs an outfielder? FLUSH BEAST would be a cool handle.

  3. darthicarus - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    He took 25 minutes off, give the guy a break!

  4. paperlions - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they keep him. Given his 1 and done status and that he’s not free fro 2013. They probably won’t be able to get much in return. He provides valuable depth in case injuries happen…and they always happen. He’ll be more valuable to Washington on their roster than whatever they can get for him will be. Without Morse, who’s the next guy off the bench to play 1B or LF?

    • no14mike - Jan 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      Tyler Moore duh. 25 years old. Hit 10 dingers last season while batting .263 in about 160 at bats in his first season.

  5. Ben - Jan 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    He might actually welcome a trade, if it’s mid-season. When he hits free agency he avoids the trap Michael Bourne fell into, and Anibal Sanchez avoided by being traded.

    • icanspeel - Jan 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      I don’t think the Nats would give him a qualifying offer unless he tore the cover off the ball, which in that case teams might not care about losing a 1st rounder.

  6. timmmah10 - Jan 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I haven’t seen a single article talk about what the Nats would want for him. Or even guessing at it…

    He’s in his Prime, a power hitter, and would have the most value in the American League. He fits the moneyball philosophy… maybe Beane gives up a young arm for him for a year and a pick once he’s signed by another team?

    I’ve heard the Yanks are interested, he would be a stud in that joke of a stadium they have in NY…

    • orangecisco - Jan 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Tired of that rhetoric. There were 7 other park that had more home runs hit than The Stadium and the Yanks hit 107 HRs on the road.

    • blovy8 - Jan 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      The Yankees need every decent cheap player they have for next year when the budget really goes down, I don’t see them making a reasonable offer.

  7. larrymahnken - Jan 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    He’ll be gone in a day or two.

  8. whitlockd - Jan 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    I don’t use Twitter and am not really familiar with it, but I followed the link to get a glimpse as Don Cheadle would say. If his account is in any way typical of Twitter accounts, then it is safe to say that I am not missing anything.

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