Lawton DFAd, Morse up

DMZ · May 21, 2006 at 4:35 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Lawton, who asked to be moved if he wasn’t going to get more playing time, got his wish, as the team designated him for assignment, which means he’s off the 40-man and the price of acquisition for another team may be as low as future considerations.

Mike Morse was called up. notes “In Lawton’s place, the Mariners added versatility to their roster by recalling Mike Morse from Triple-A Tacoma. Morse can play the outfield and several infield positions.”

Morse has played some left really badly, and doesn’t play anywhere in the infield well. I don’t see that as versatility.

Also, Fruto down and Mateo’s off the DL.


15 Responses to “Lawton DFAd, Morse up”

  1. shaunmc on May 21st, 2006 4:40 pm

    Perhaps instead of “play” they meant “can be penciled in at”?

  2. noel on May 21st, 2006 4:58 pm

    Hey, didn’t Spiezio also add versatility to the roster?

  3. eponymous coward on May 21st, 2006 5:06 pm

    Apparently they need someone to suck at multiple positions.

    This is what happens when your manager wants to carry 12 Ps and ALSO has two DH’s not capable of playing any real position (Everett and Petagine)- guys like Morse and Bloomquist get value far out of proportion to what they really offer a team.

    Basically, the M’s once again have a fairly useless bench, since Petagine’s only role is to PH in losses ala Dave Hansen. Sigh…

  4. PositivePaul on May 21st, 2006 5:09 pm

    Hooo boy…

    Mateo back. Boo.
    Fruto down. Boo.
    Lawton out. Boo.
    Morse back. Boo.

    I don’t see any positives here. I don’t dare say anything about Dobbs and Petagine being swapped out, because that would be the icing on the poo-cake.

  5. terry on May 21st, 2006 5:15 pm

    this team really is a mess…..

  6. argh on May 21st, 2006 5:20 pm

    Fruto puzzles me. Maybe they got all that 0.00 stuff in his line confused with Sexson’s batting average.

  7. eponymous coward on May 21st, 2006 5:26 pm

    Anywhoo..about that attendance bounce:

    There are plenty of tickets available for the four-game series with Baltimore that begins Monday — 28,000 for Monday, 27,000 for Tuesday, 25,500 for Wednesday and 24,000 for a matinee on Thursday.

    Safeco Field seats about 47,000.

  8. T-dawg on May 21st, 2006 6:58 pm


  9. BelaXadux on May 21st, 2006 10:01 pm

    Morse = young Speizio. But he brings that ‘positive attitude.’ *yawn*

  10. The Ancient Mariner on May 21st, 2006 10:17 pm

    Nah — young Spiezio was a better hitter.

  11. The Ancient Mariner on May 21st, 2006 10:17 pm

    Actually, what galls me about all this is the fact that Borchard’s now playing in Florida.

  12. Mat on May 21st, 2006 11:53 pm

    Anywhoo..about that attendance bounce:

    You can’t expect crowds as large when the M’s aren’t playing their hated NL rivals.

  13. Churchill on May 22nd, 2006 6:46 am

    Borchard is playing but he’s hitting .197 with a .576 OPS and 13 K’s.

  14. pensive on May 22nd, 2006 7:23 am

    Borchard also has 7 BB’s. It is just abit difficult to comprehend that Mariners got nothing in return for Borchard (starting CF Marlins) or Lawton. Which means that Mariners got nothing for Thorton other than him off roster.

  15. Karen on May 22nd, 2006 2:56 pm

    Lawton will probably go to the Yankees for one of their least-touted “future considerations” (which means the prospect will be less than worthless), and Lawton will fill in magnificently for the DL’d Bubba Crosby and Hideki Matsui, or the corpse of Bernie Williams when he’s not the DH. Or the semi-hobbled Johnny Damon, who’s playing with a broken bone in his foot. Despite all that, and their iffy pitching and horrid defense, Lawton helps them win another AL East title.

    No way Lawton could help the Mariners, no sirree!


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