Mike Morse was likely the final major offensive addition of this off-season for the Seattle Mariners…
Mariners Still Seeking Power, Reacquire Morse
Even after the mega-trade that wasn't with Justin Upton and Arizona sputtered out last week, it was clear that the Seattle Mariners weren't ready to throw in the towel in their search for more pop in their lineup. They landed that pop on Wednesday when Jack Zduriencik orchestrated a 3-team, 5-player trade with the Oakland A's and Washington Nationals in which the M's brought former prospect Mike Morse back to Seattle. Zduriencik said that his goal this off-season was power. His goal was offense. "We set out this winter to add offense to our club, with the addition of Mike Morse, along with the other veteran players we have added, we believe this will help us be a more complete offensive team. We wanted to add additional right-handed power and Mike is a major step in that direction." Morse certainly does provide right-handed power as he clubbed 64 home runs over the last three seasons -- including 31 in 2011 -- for the Nats. But the move cost the club catcher John Jaso, who had a...
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