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 Post subject: Re: Van Benschoten up, Morris out the door?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:01 pm 
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Tuned in to the game today and was disgusted even more than usual with Greg Brown - comes on with this giddy, almost happy "Big news of the day" - Matt Morris has been released!!!.....like they signed ARod or something....to me its something they ought to be embarassed about......4 million bucks a win --- is it one of the worst transactions in baseball history?? Hard to to think of many worse

Oh come on! You can't tell me you're not happy that Morris is off the team. Sure, his contract is still an albatross that the Bucs have to deal with, but at least they recognized that he was a sunk cost and did not feel forced to keep playing a below-replacement-level pitcher at the expense of the team.

Great move by the Pirates here. It allows them to explore more of what they have in their farm system while getting rid of a non-asset.

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 Post subject: Re: Van Benschoten up, Morris out the door?
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Honestly... life gets no better... Matt Morris is gone!! It seems that Derrick Bell syndrome is contagious!! I wonder who is next to catch the disease??

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 Post subject: Re: Van Benschoten up, Morris out the door?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:24 pm 
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Willton wrote:
Great move by the Pirates here. It allows them to explore more of what they have in their farm system while getting rid of a non-asset.


Word.


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 Post subject: Re: Van Benschoten up, Morris out the door?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:15 pm 
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Gman wrote:
Tuned in to the game today and was disgusted even more than usual with Greg Brown - comes on with this giddy, almost happy "Big news of the day" - Matt Morris has been released!!!.....like they signed ARod or something....to me its something they ought to be embarassed about......4 million bucks a win --- is it one of the worst transactions in baseball history?? Hard to to think of many worse


Not even close to the worst, as they gave up nothing to get him.

When Greg Brown opens his mouth, now THERE'S something the club should be embarrassed about. He flat sucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Van Benschoten up, Morris out the door?
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Chicora Swashbuckler wrote:
Honestly... life gets no better... Matt Morris is gone!! It seems that Derrick Bell syndrome is contagious!! I wonder who is next to catch the disease??


While they both sucked, comparing Morris to Bell is an insult to Morris. He was entirely professional during his brief tenure here.

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 Post subject: Re: Van Benschoten up, Morris out the door?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:58 am 
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sisyphus wrote:
Chicora Swashbuckler wrote:
Honestly... life gets no better... Matt Morris is gone!! It seems that Derrick Bell syndrome is contagious!! I wonder who is next to catch the disease??


While they both sucked, comparing Morris to Bell is an insult to Morris. He was entirely professional during his brief tenure here.


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Ask Littlefield and ask Mac if I'm in competition. If it ain't settled with me out there, then they can trade me. I ain't going out there to hurt myself in spring training battling for a job. If it is [a competition], then I'm going into 'Operation Shutdown.' Tell them exactly what I said. I haven't competed for a job since 1991, if I don't start then I guess I'll be out of here.
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