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Red Sox, Brewers among teams to indicate interest in Logan Morrison

Dec 6, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

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The Marlins signed Garrett Jones to a two-year, $7.5 million deal this afternoon, effectively squeezing Logan Morrison out. Instantly, rumors began to fly involving Morrison in a potential trade. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweets that the Red Sox and Brewers have checked in, though nothing is imminent.

Morrison has had trouble staying on the field over the past two seasons thanks to a patellar tendon injury in his right knee. After posting an aggregate 119 adjusted OPS in 2010-11 in 812 plate appearances, he declined to a 92 adjusted OPS in 2012-13 in 667 trips to the dish. He has also posted a negative WAR in each of the past three seasons, according to Baseball Reference.

The Brewers are looking for an everyday first baseman, having shown interest in Ike Davis of the Mets. Morrison would be an acceptable alternative. The Red Sox, meanwhile, were prepared to take a more serious look at Morrison if Mike Napoli decided to take his services elsewhere. He wound up agreeing to a deal with the Sox.

  1. slaugin - Dec 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Was hoping that was a picture of Stanton. I can dream right?

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Dec 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Ugh. Ike Davis, Logan Morrison, I have this feeling 1B will be another black hole for the Crew next year.

  3. facebookfirevicketchman - Dec 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    With stats like that, he’ll be perfect for Milwaukee.

  4. Brearn Wright - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Reblogged this on brearnwright and commented:
    Brearn Wright and Baseball

  5. tndyank - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    How does yankees trading for him to play 3b sound? I know he doesn’t play the position but he could learn fast and he is only 26 years old.

    • bkoz1 - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      He throws lefty dopeyank.

  6. uwsptke - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Dammit, Doug. Just re-sign Corey Hart.

  7. phillysports1 - Dec 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Napoli already agreed to a deal with Boston

  8. phillysports1 - Dec 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    I take my last comment back *

  9. roanboon - Dec 7, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Negative WAR? Who cares. The folks in the Milwaukee front office only care about the long ball.

  10. Old Gator - Dec 7, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    It may be good for Tweeter to find hisself someplace else (it can hardly be bad to find yourself no longer working for Scrooge McLoria). It may be good for the Feesh to have fewer baserunners dying in place with the third out than Tweeter allowed (assuming his replacement has a less execrable RISP). But Garrett Jones is the answer to a question nobody has really asked. He’s a washed up aging hitter replacing an unfulfilled younger hitter at the same position. If this is the Feesh’s idea of building for the future, Scrooge McLoria must have become an apocalyptic Essene while nobody was looking.

  11. hitdog042 - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Red Sox have zero interest in Morrison.

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