Mariners Miss Morris
ESPN’s reporting that free agent pitcher Matt Morris has agreed to a 3 year, $27m deal with the Giants. Possibly the worst deal in a bad free agent class.
As Dave said in “Free Agent Landmines”
Since the all-star break, Matt Morris has been, well, awful. His numbers across the board have taken a nosedive. His strikeout rate has fallen and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s getting lit up like a Christmas tree. He has a history of arm problems, and at this point, wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be a good bet even on a one year contract. Given his reputation and his overall totals, someone is certainly going to overpay.
Action is not inherently better than inaction, and the Mariners are better for not having made this signing, even as it puts them into an even tighter situation trying to assemble the 2006 team.