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Posted: March 11, 2020, 5:39 PM Post
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Jopal78! said:
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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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Posted: June 29, 2020, 3:13 PM Post

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it should be noted that morrison is the only non-roster invitee to both spring training and brewers summer camp with at least six years of service time who finished the 2019 season on a major league roster or major league injured list. (shelby miller has the service time, but wasn't on a major league assignment when the season concluded.)

thus, morrison was subject to being paid a $100,000 retention bonus if the brewers had not chosen to add him to their opening day roster or major league injured list, or being granted his release. it's still unclear how those retention bonuses will be handled.


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Posted: July 01, 2020, 7:08 AM Post
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djoctagone said:
it should be noted that morrison is the only non-roster invitee to both spring training and brewers summer camp with at least six years of service time who finished the 2019 season on a major league roster or major league injured list. (shelby miller has the service time, but wasn't on a major league assignment when the season concluded.)

thus, morrison was subject to being paid a $100,000 retention bonus if the brewers had not chosen to add him to their opening day roster or major league injured list, or being granted his release. it's still unclear how those retention bonuses will be handled.

id be shocked if the plan wasn't to keep atleast on the 30 and see how he does before the rosters start to dwindle down. I think he has earned that. Would have been hard to put him on the 25 man in March the way the roster was constructed but this is now completely different with a DH and expanded rosters.


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Posted: July 02, 2020, 8:04 AM Post

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morrison has faced corey kluber, max scherzer and justin verlander as part of a secret training group in florida in recent months.


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Posted: July 02, 2020, 8:29 AM Post
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djoctagone said:
morrison has faced corey kluber, max scherzer and justin verlander as part of a secret training group in florida in recent months.


Crazy that they keep that a secret. I would love to watch those guys play on a high school field.

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Posted: July 02, 2020, 8:34 AM Post
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homer said:
djoctagone said:
morrison has faced corey kluber, max scherzer and justin verlander as part of a secret training group in florida in recent months.


Crazy that they keep that a secret. I would love to watch those guys play on a high school field.


Right! I just finished reading that story. If MLB is not making an offer for that footage and putting together a documentary or special on it, they don't know what they are doing. One of MLB's biggest issues is the inability to market the personalities of their top players, and here you had a bunch of MLB stars and role players getting together and basically reenacting a version of The Sandlot in real life. I was especially interested in the parts about guys who are normally are big rivals helping each other out. Morrison, who has had his share of big league success in his own right, seemed like he was in awe of being asked to help some of those star pitchers. That is really cool.

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