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Orioles “actively pursuing” Mike Morse and Oliver Perez

Jul 31, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

The O’s could use a DH/corner bat and the Mariners have one. So this would make sense:


As for Perez, the Orioles’ greatest strength last season was its bullpen. This year it’s a different story and they’ve already added Francisco Rodriguez to bolster the pen. Perez has been an effective enough lefty specialist, though not one you’d necessarily trust over the long haul.

  1. heyblueyoustink - Jul 31, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    “Orioles are actively pursuing both Mike Morse and Oliver Perez”

    Oliver Perez being actively pursued. Who the hell ever thought they’d see that again, other than Perez himself.

    • sdelmonte - Jul 31, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      Yeah, it makes my Mets fan brain reel and gag. But better to see him get his act together than to be someone like Jason Bay, DFA’ed this week.

  2. fomeols - Jul 31, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    This would be a bad bad move for the Orioles. Morse is one dimensional and Perez just takes another spot in the bullpen without any significant upgrade.

    • larrymahnken - Jul 31, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      Really? Even if they don’t give up anything useful?

      Morse is an upgrade over their current DH situation.

  3. psuorioles - Jul 31, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    I was in favor of Morse at the Winter Meetings, so I would like to see this happen…

  4. kevinbnyc - Jul 31, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    “Orioles are actively pursuing the 2003 Mets pitching staff”

    • sophiethegreatdane - Jul 31, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      LOL! Yes, but it’s a better than in the late 90’s when they actively pilfered several pitchers from the at-the-time terrible Mariners bullpen (Healthcliff Slocum, anyone?) then proceeded to wonder why their bullpen sucked.

  5. DJ MC - Jul 31, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    I’ve had one of those weird baseball crushes on Perez ever since I played MVP Baseball 2003 and would always bring him to the Orioles. His abilities outperformed his overall rating in that game, so he was cheap to acquire and would usually put up 18-3, 1.90, 220 K in 180 innings seasons.

    So part of me will be excited if he’s acquired, even if he’s a lefty specialist with the long history of control issues.

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