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 Post subject: Logan Morrison
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:13 pm 
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This guy is literally the worst, and yet somehow keeps tricking teams into giving him a job. And sometimes even smart teams (e.g., the Rays!). The Rays paid James Loney $7m to not play for them this year so they could pay Morrison $4m to play for them. Loney is awful, but why compound it by bringing in a guy no better, and much worse off the field, for an extra $4m?

Why? How? He's a jerk, plus he's a terrible baseball player.

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 Post subject: Re: Logan Morrison
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:28 pm 
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I don't have a lot of opinions about Morrison. But I agree with your point about how it's baffling that some guys keep getting chances year after year, despite not doing much when they get their chance.

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 Post subject: Re: Logan Morrison
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:34 pm 
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This guy is literally the worst, and yet somehow keeps tricking teams into giving him a job. And sometimes even smart teams (e.g., the Rays!). The Rays paid James Loney $7m to not play for them this year so they could pay Morrison $4m to play for them. Loney is awful, but why compound it by bringing in a guy no better, and much worse off the field, for an extra $4m?

Why? How? He's a jerk, plus he's a terrible baseball player.

Discuss.

wait, is he a jerk bc he's not good at baseball?? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Logan Morrison
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:08 am 
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Former top 50 prospect, good walk to K rate in the minors and in the majors his K rate isn't awful. Low babip guy and not crazy expensive at 5 million. I can kinda see why a team would roll the dice.

http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2015/1 ... performers

He's generally low babip but was worse in 2015. http://www.fangraphs.com/graphs.aspx?pl ... &type=full

I can kinda see it, LF/1B type, some power potential. I'm not saying I totally get it, but I can kinda see why a team would take a risk on him for 1 year 5.

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 Post subject: Re: Logan Morrison
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 4:37 am 
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In 103 PAs since this post, he's hitting .315/.408/.449 with a 144 wRC+.


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 Post subject: Re: Logan Morrison
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:50 am 
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ilikeike29 wrote:
In 103 PAs since this post, he's hitting .315/.408/.449 with a 144 wRC+.



And ALMOST to a breakeven replacement level fWAR!


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