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Brewers sign 1B/OF Logan Morrison

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Posted: March 11, 2020, 5:39 PM Post
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Jopal78! said:
patrickgpe said:
the path is that the brewers decide he is a better short term 1st baseman than Smoak and Smoak doesn't make the team. I agree, doesn't see him making the team as the final roster spot.

I said numerous times, there is a group of 14 that I thought 13 of them would comprise the opening day lineup. If Urias starts on the DL, you have Cain, Hiura, Holt, Omar, Nerd, Pina, Smoak, Braun, Arcia, Gamel, Yeli, Jedd, and Garcia.


Braun has a shoulder injury and is unable to throw. If he opens on the DL, Morrison will certainly make the club. Further, they're not going release Smoak and eat a $5 million dollar contract at the end of ST, its just not something the organization does.

Morrison is a mediocre slugger who doesn't really fit the profile of the players the Brewers have, that being said at some point if he maintains a hot bat in ST .333/.400/.667, you'd have to imagine he will earn his way onto the roster as the 26th man to start the year. Plus the Brewers have had a track record of keeping a slugging first baseman as a bench player after a huge spring: Ji-Man Choi, Jesus Aguilar for example


I just don't see Morrison making the 26-man roster unless Gamel goes to AAA and he becomes the 4th OF. Morrison has said he does not want to be the 26th man because he needs more ABs to be effective. I believe if CC tells him that's going to be his role, he'll opt out and go elsewhere.


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Posted: March 12, 2020, 6:25 AM Post
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wntrtxn21 said:
Jopal78! said:
patrickgpe said:
the path is that the brewers decide he is a better short term 1st baseman than Smoak and Smoak doesn't make the team. I agree, doesn't see him making the team as the final roster spot.

I said numerous times, there is a group of 14 that I thought 13 of them would comprise the opening day lineup. If Urias starts on the DL, you have Cain, Hiura, Holt, Omar, Nerd, Pina, Smoak, Braun, Arcia, Gamel, Yeli, Jedd, and Garcia.


Braun has a shoulder injury and is unable to throw. If he opens on the DL, Morrison will certainly make the club. Further, they're not going release Smoak and eat a $5 million dollar contract at the end of ST, its just not something the organization does.

Morrison is a mediocre slugger who doesn't really fit the profile of the players the Brewers have, that being said at some point if he maintains a hot bat in ST .333/.400/.667, you'd have to imagine he will earn his way onto the roster as the 26th man to start the year. Plus the Brewers have had a track record of keeping a slugging first baseman as a bench player after a huge spring: Ji-Man Choi, Jesus Aguilar for example


I just don't see Morrison making the 26-man roster unless Gamel goes to AAA and he becomes the 4th OF. Morrison has said he does not want to be the 26th man because he needs more ABs to be effective. I believe if CC tells him that's going to be his role, he'll opt out and go elsewhere.


I don't think that's how it works. The Brewers own his rights, and if they choose to add him to the major league roster, he can't opt out. His only opt out opportunity is if they choose not to add him to the 40-man.

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Posted: March 12, 2020, 6:37 AM Post
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I suppose technically he could retire if he isnt playing the amount like he wants but that's a bit of a jerk move.


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Posted: March 12, 2020, 9:31 AM Post
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wntrtxn21 said:
I just don't see Morrison making the 26-man roster unless Gamel goes to AAA and he becomes the 4th OF. Morrison has said he does not want to be the 26th man because he needs more ABs to be effective. I believe if CC tells him that's going to be his role, he'll opt out and go elsewhere.

1) Every non-starting player is the 26th man. I can't imagine any team brings a guy into a room and says "You've made the team, congratulations. However, we only see you as roster player #26, so don't get cocky."

2) I don't think Morrison is in any position to demand a starting job from any team in the league. If teams wanted him as a starter he'd have gotten a major league contract offer much sooner and he wouldn't have had to sign a minor league prove it deal with the Brewers.

I don't think Morrison has ever said he does not want to be "the 26th man". He said it's difficult to put up good stats without consistent playing time, it's a pretty big leap to then assume he would decline such a role. He HAS said he won't go to the minor leagues. If he makes the team as part of the 26 man roster I think he'd be pretty satisfied with that seeing as how he'd be guaranteed a major league salary.


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