Two quick things to pass along.
1. Mike Morse had surgery to repair a torn labrum and is done for the year. Despite his huge spring training performance, this just isn’t a big deal to the M’s – Morse is easily replaceable. The minors are full of guys with his skill set (example – the A’s claimed Rajai Davis off waivers today. Davis > Morse) – not that the M’s would ever bother to look to upgrade their bench anyway.
2. Frank Thomas is probably going to sign with Oakland. I’ve been ambivalent about this from the start, and this doesn’t really get me worked up one way or another. He’d have helped a little bit, but at least now we can still hope that the M’s have an epiphany, get a real left fielder, and move Ibanez to DH.