Logan MorrisonThe Rays are still in need of somebody to play first base in 2014 and now we know it will not be Logan Morrison as he was traded to the Seattle Mariners according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

Morrison became available when the Marlins signed Garrett Jones earlier this week and the Rays were one of several teams to express interest in making a trade. There was speculation that Sean Rodriguez could be part of a potential deal.

Meanwhile, Andrew Friedman told the media that he expects to acquire a first baseman and that something may happen in the next couple of days and definitely before the new year.

The Rays remain interested in re-signing James Loney but at this point it would seem that he is going to get a better offer elsewhere. In addition to the Pirates, the Bewers and the Astros are also interested in Loney.

Loney is reportedly seeking a 3-year contract worth $27 million. It appears that the Brewers are not interested in giving Lone a 3-year contract. It is not clear if they are also balking at the $9 million-per-year asking price.

 
 

4 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    I wonder if Seattle has plans to flip him to the Rays the way the Marlins flipped Escobar last year.

  2. Rob says:

    The M’s also signed Hart, so now they have several first basemen. I wonder if a deal is in the works for Price and one of these guys (or Smoak) are add-on pieces?

  3. Dave L says:

    The only reason Logan Morrison is in MLB is because he was in the Marlins org. If he were in ours he would be in Durham learning how to hit LHP and play defense.. In my book he’s still a prospect.

    Hart could play a servicable corner outfield. For alot of teams defense is an afterthought especially when the have been on the bottom a while like the M’s.

    • OriginalTom says:

      Morrison’s career has certainly been a disappointment thus far but I think you might be selling him short. If I remember correctly, he was a top 20 minor league prospect around 2009/2010. The Marlins moved him to LF because they had Gaby Sanchez at first and he really struggled defensively out there. He has also been slowed by injuries the last few years. He is still only 26 and the Rays have had success with underperforming first baseman in the past.

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