The Pirates Intriguing Interest in Kendrys Morales

Kendrys Morales could have an unusual, but very real, value to the Pirates.

By not signing a free agent contract with the Pirates, Morales could improve the Pirates production at first-base.

In fact, Kendrys Morales can do more to help the Pirates at 1B by not signing with them than he could by becoming a Pirate . . . But he must sign with the right team to make that happen.

They should not have any interest in Morales. As a first-baseman, he is more of a designated hitter and he would cost the Pirates their first-round draft choice as compensation for signing him.  However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has stated that there are a couple of teams who might want to sign Morales – and that’s where things get interesting for the Pirates.

Heyman said that the Blue Jays are interested in Morales and that they don’t have the same concerns about compensation as most other teams – due to their two “protected” first round picks.

What does that have to do with the Pirates 1B conundrum?

If Toronto signs Morales, then they would be more likely to trade left-handed 1B Adam Lind (profiled here yesterday) – and the Pirates are a probable suitor. They discussed Lind with the Blue Jays at the winter meetings and they do have a need for a veteran option at the position.

If the Rangers were to sign Morales, then left-handed first-baseman Mitch Moreland would become available for trade. I have not yet done a profile and projection for Moreland (looks like it’s time), but Moreland does have a .788 career OPS vs right-handed pitchers with 56 HR in 1,209 plate appearances. He could make for a substantial platoon with Gaby Sanchez.

Moreland has a slightly above average 8.5% career walk rate and a moderate 20.3% strikeout rate, so, he would seem to be something other than a BB/K/HR type of hitter, but his career batting line (.253/.318/.440) does say “Three True Outcomes.” Low average, fair on-base percentage, and a whole lot of slugging.

In 3,035 career innings at !B, Moreland has a UZR per 150-Games of 4.2 runs above average. That might make him the best defender potentially available on the 1B market – and he would be a very good match for the Pirates groundball pitchers and reliance on top-notch fielding.

Adam Lind’s career UZR/150 at 1B is 2.3 runs below average.

Patience, my friends. The first-base market is far from settled.

 

 

392 thoughts on “The Pirates Intriguing Interest in Kendrys Morales

  1. I still feel uncomfortable with the first base situation as it now stands . I like Lind a little better than Moreland but at this point depending on what the Pirates have to give up would take either one of them .

    Of course Lambo might surprise everyone ( including me) and come out firing on all cylinders .

    • Lambo could do well, but I don’t think they should count on it. They need an option like Ike Davis, Lind, Moreland – or even Wilson Betemit, if he is healthy.

      • What is wrong with giving Lambo the look, and then, if he fails, go get a Moreland, et al?

        If you bring one of those guys in, Lambo won’t even get a look, right?

        That being said, I wouldn’t mind Moreland or Smoak, depending on the price.

        • They could do that – as long as those options are still available after the start of the season.

          If they make a trade for a 1B before the season, they could keep Lambo on the roster as a backup OF/!B, but that would mean the departure of Travis Snider. And I do think Snider is worth another look.

          But having Moreland and Lambo would keep Gaby Sanchez from having to take more at-bats against right-handers. When Hurdle brought Sanchez in to pinch-hit for Jones last season, there were many times when the oppostion brought in a RHP. If that happens this year, the Pirates could counter with Lambo.

  2. Pingback: Susan Nieder

  3. Pingback: Stephnie Weinheimer

  4. Pingback: Rudolph Bunyea

  5. Pingback: Esther Greever

  6. Pingback: Hay Day Cheats

  7. Pingback: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City cheats

  8. Pingback: Trackback

  9. Pingback: Trackback

  10. Pingback: Trackback

  11. Pingback: Trackback

  12. Pingback: Trackback

  13. Pingback: Trackback

  14. Pingback: Trackback

  15. Pingback: Trackback

  16. Pingback: PhenObestin Compared to PhenApex

  17. Pingback: Trackback

  18. Pingback: Trackback

  19. Pingback: sizegenetics best price

  20. Pingback: max garcinia burn price

  21. Pingback: Trackback

  22. Pingback: check this Scottsdale DUI attorney

  23. Pingback: minileningen belgie

  24. Pingback: cara memutihkan kulit

  25. Pingback: Window Cleaning Supplies

  26. Pingback: paintless dent removal training

  27. Pingback: paintless dent removal training

  28. Pingback: paintless dent removal training

  29. Pingback: Hillview Peak

  30. Pingback: website

  31. Pingback: paintless dent repair tools

  32. Pingback: Free advertising,

  33. Pingback: www.nodents.com

  34. Pingback: ถ่ายรูปรับปริญญา

  35. Pingback: commonwealth towers sg

  36. Pingback: Love Letters For Him

  37. Pingback: vapor e cigarettes

  38. Pingback: truth of man

  39. Pingback: newpropertyout.blogspot.com

  40. Pingback: www.newpropertyout.blogspot.com

  41. Pingback: click here

  42. Pingback: trilive tampines

  43. Pingback: check this out

  44. Pingback: Trackback

  45. Pingback: garcinia cambogia green coffee bean extract

  46. Pingback: kosiarka ręczna

  47. Pingback: traffic lawyer

  48. Pingback: long term loans for bad credit

  49. Pingback: more details here

  50. Pingback: electronic cigarettes sample

  51. Pingback: credit reports

  52. Pingback: modern african art

  53. Pingback: ช่างถ่ายรูป

  54. Pingback: special info

  55. Pingback: Kids

  56. Pingback: garcinia cambogia and cleanse

  57. Pingback: visit site

  58. Pingback: buy natural sleep aids

  59. Pingback: official website

  60. Pingback: url man

  61. Pingback: budget accommodation cape town

  62. Pingback: Strategic Campaigns Inc Kansas City

  63. Pingback: pauly 888

  64. Pingback: Soccer IQ

  65. Pingback: active

  66. Pingback: www.jal

  67. Pingback: Trackback

  68. Pingback: vick strizheus

  69. Pingback: free netflix account

  70. Pingback: free web design tutorials

  71. Pingback: join big idea mastermind

  72. Pingback: ถ่ายภาพรับปริญญา

  73. Pingback: garcinia cambogia

  74. Pingback: Get Free Xbox Live Codes New Method!

  75. Pingback: fat burners for men

  76. Pingback: Local Business Directory

  77. Pingback: diet plan to lose weight

  78. Pingback: jawatan kosong

  79. Pingback: no deposit casinos usa

  80. Pingback: iphone 3g cases

  81. Pingback: eiaculazioni precoce rimedi

  82. Pingback: Come conquistare un uomo

  83. Pingback: ingrown toenail infection

  84. Pingback: optymalizacja stron

  85. Pingback: eiaculazione precoce

  86. Pingback: eiaculazione precoce

  87. Pingback: free internet business listing

  88. Pingback: improve credit rating

  89. Pingback: electric cigarettes reviews

  90. Pingback: ขนมกลีบลำดวน

  91. Pingback: best web hosting reviews

  92. Pingback: bron wiatrowa

  93. Pingback: 3 credit reports free

  94. Pingback: Grand-Rapids real estate videos

  95. Pingback: learn more

  96. Pingback: Unlock iPhone Japan

  97. Pingback: Great Music

  98. Pingback: weight loss dr oz

  99. Pingback: cheapoair promo code

  100. Pingback: cheapoair promo code

  101. Pingback: bcltrt.us

  102. Pingback: cheapoair coupons

  103. Pingback: electric cigarette

  104. Pingback: cheapoair promo code

  105. Pingback: cheapoair coupon

  106. Pingback: Google Maps Marketing

  107. Pingback: cheapoair promo code

  108. Pingback: dr oz weight loss pill garcinia cambogia

  109. Pingback: Lunatik Promo Code

  110. Pingback: pills for weight loss

  111. Pingback: where can i find garcinia cambogia

  112. Pingback: cheap reseller hosting

  113. Pingback: www.cleverelectric.com

  114. Pingback: casino dice size

  115. Pingback: For Katy Air Conditioning visit swacrepair.com

  116. Pingback: Ethernet fiber media converters

  117. Pingback: fix credit

  118. Pingback: cheapoair promo code

  119. Pingback: visit our website for orange county bail bonds

  120. Pingback: cheapoair coupon code

  121. Pingback: Neon Bar Signs

  122. Pingback: internet advertising companies

  123. Pingback: cheapoair coupom

  124. Pingback: wireless intruder alarms installation in london

  125. Pingback: SEO in Minneapolis

  126. Pingback: cheapoair discount codes

  127. Pingback: best marketer in san diego

  128. Pingback: photo frame

  129. Pingback: articulo

  130. Pingback: Austin TX SEO

  131. Pingback: intruder alarm installation in london

  132. Pingback: buy soundcloud favorites

  133. Pingback: menu maker

  134. Pingback: lose weight fast

  135. Pingback: roofing contractor houston

  136. Pingback: cctv systems installers london

  137. Pingback: bail bonds whittier

  138. Pingback: intruder alarms installation london

  139. Pingback: continue reading this

  140. Pingback: party rentals northridge

  141. Pingback: intruder alarm

  142. Pingback: los angeles artificial grass

  143. Pingback: locksmith

  144. Pingback: renovering gavle

  145. Pingback: search engine ranking software

  146. Pingback: kids party

  147. Pingback: used laptops

  148. Pingback: Lunatik discount

  149. Pingback: Lunatik discount code

  150. Pingback: best premature ejaculation tablets

  151. Pingback: Lunatik coupons

  152. Pingback: Lunatik coupons

  153. Pingback: Lunatik promo code

  154. Pingback: Lunatik promo codes

  155. Pingback: Lunatik coupons

  156. Pingback: click on this page

  157. Pingback: Click Here For Info

  158. Pingback: Lunatik discount code

  159. Pingback: garcinia hca

  160. Pingback: Lunatik promo code

  161. Pingback: telearn.eu

  162. Pingback: Lunatik coupon

  163. Pingback: best way to get rid of cellulite

  164. Pingback: Lunatik promo codes

  165. Pingback: Lunatik promo

  166. Pingback: pixelitas.com

  167. Pingback: deer antler spray reviews

  168. Pingback: seo-superior.com

  169. Pingback: Lunatik promo code

  170. Pingback: Lunatik discount code

  171. Pingback: kitchen remodeling atlanta ga

  172. Pingback: natural eye cream

  173. Pingback: Lunatik coupon

  174. Pingback: Timbangan Digital Murah

  175. Pingback: Lunatik promo code

  176. Pingback: atlanta custom home builder

  177. Pingback: junk hauling marietta

  178. Pingback: noticias

  179. Pingback: short video

  180. Pingback: Jobs At Home

  181. Pingback: cheap soundcloud followers

  182. Pingback: stress free property management

  183. Pingback: oceanside fencing repair

  184. Pingback: Mold Removal in Washington DC

  185. Pingback: tabletki na odchudzanie dieta

  186. Pingback: premature ejaculation plr

  187. Pingback: internet marketing forum

  188. Pingback: Slotomania Free Coins Iphone

  189. Pingback: in-home catsitter

  190. Pingback: Hyaluronic acid

  191. Pingback: coco palms condo

  192. Pingback: sex

  193. Pingback: naples cat boarding

  194. Pingback: Matthew Mainen

  195. Pingback: garcinia cambogia

  196. Pingback: rubli sochi 2014

  197. Pingback: Kanner & Pintaluga

  198. Pingback: Lunatik promo code

  199. Pingback: Diet pills

  200. Pingback: bforex

  201. Pingback: bForex set-up

  202. Pingback: Lansing Movers

  203. Pingback: Home-based business ideas

  204. Pingback: buy soundcloud likes

  205. Pingback: dht blocker shampoos

  206. Pingback: ottawa apartments

  207. Pingback: cheapoair promo code

  208. Pingback: cheapoair promo codes

  209. Pingback: cheap Omega

  210. Pingback: Cheap Rolex

  211. Pingback: Trackback

  212. Pingback: Permaculture Activist

  213. Pingback: Where to buy center

  214. Pingback: Where to buy center

  215. Pingback: Where can i buy

  216. Pingback: Where can i buy

  217. Pingback: nokia 820 black factory unlocked b00b1o15c6 4500

  218. Pingback: rezerwacja

  219. Pingback: dell optiplex desktop computer dvd writer b00ha3flo0 3934

  220. Pingback: 8000 elite genuine professional computer b009t96wlo 4654

  221. Pingback: leather remote cover viper control b004rzokwi 5312

  222. Pingback: 2003 2007 nissan keyless programming instructions b00684thqa 8009

  223. Pingback: potencja

  224. Pingback: cheapoair promo code

  225. Pingback: joinery refurbishment

  226. Pingback: Avnet Technology Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd

  227. Pingback: uicasiancomputerservices.com

  228. Pingback: naples boarding

  229. Pingback: brochure design devon

  230. Pingback: puahate owner

  231. Pingback: injustice gods among us hack

  232. Pingback: payday loans online

  233. Pingback: Peter

  234. Pingback: richma

  235. Pingback: payday loans no credit check same day

  236. Pingback: cash advance aurora colorado

  237. Pingback: 123 payday loans

  238. Pingback: cheat tools for facebook games

  239. Pingback: Trackback

  240. Pingback: loans for people with low income

  241. Pingback: online payday loans in virginia

  242. Pingback: Garden Bridges

  243. Pingback: mold removal toronto

  244. Pingback: antalyahomes

  245. Pingback: donate plasma

  246. Pingback: Electric bicycle

  247. Pingback: forex

  248. Pingback: games

  249. Pingback: obligacje

  250. Pingback: buy instagram likes

  251. Pingback: vladislav davidzon

  252. Pingback: harrisburg dui attorney

  253. Pingback: click here

  254. Pingback: SEO

  255. Pingback: water ionizer comparisons water ionizer comparison water ionizer review alkaline water ionizers

  256. Pingback: website

  257. Pingback: SEO

  258. Pingback: Trackback

  259. Pingback: Pay per click marketing

  260. Pingback: FYRM

  261. Pingback: scam btc casino

  262. Pingback: virus database

  263. Pingback: hyundai accent manuals

  264. Pingback: premature ejaculation mental exercises

  265. Pingback: stone grilling

  266. Pingback: blog link

  267. Pingback: buy facebook likes

  268. Pingback: nutricionista Barcelona

  269. Pingback: Wine Tastings

  270. Pingback: buy youtube views

  271. Pingback: faciale

  272. Pingback: free movie online

  273. Pingback: SEO Singapore

  274. Pingback: water slide rental

  275. Pingback: Dental Website Design

  276. Pingback: moon bounce

  277. Pingback: water slide rental

  278. Pingback: Concurso foro20

  279. Pingback: bankruptcy attorney portland

  280. Pingback: usb hub 7 port

  281. Pingback: where can i find garcinia cambogia extract

  282. Pingback: dui attorney harrisburg pa

  283. Pingback: tips to last longer men

  284. Pingback: free msn hosted email

  285. Pingback: usb network

  286. Pingback: look here

  287. Pingback: download game

  288. Pingback: useful content

  289. Pingback: kare style

  290. Pingback: Przemysl ogloszenia

  291. Pingback: rozpad malzenstwa

  292. Pingback: seksowna bielizna

  293. Pingback: prawo budowlane

  294. Pingback: (PMI Certification

  295. Pingback: facebook games hacks

  296. Pingback: cheap viagra sydney

  297. Pingback: sex cam girls

  298. Pingback: chinese liquid viagra

  299. Pingback: iherb coupon code

  300. Pingback: garcinia cambogia reviews dr oz

  301. Pingback: Slotomania Free Coins Ipad

  302. Pingback: Trackback

  303. Pingback: browse this website

  304. Pingback: iherb discount code

  305. Pingback: JUAL TIMBANGAN

  306. Pingback: how to make music

  307. Pingback: Trackback

  308. Pingback: oklejanie samochodów warszawa

  309. Pingback: plexi

  310. Pingback: noclegi ustron

  311. Pingback: psychoterapia Kraków

  312. Pingback: iherb coupons

  313. Pingback: pharmacie andorre cialis

  314. Pingback: bahasa penerjemahan

  315. Pingback: funny commercials 2014

  316. Pingback: skup samochodów

  317. Pingback: okna pcv siedlce

  318. Pingback: Endermologia Rzeszów

  319. Pingback: Sisters Forever: Bride & Bridesmaid

  320. Pingback: iherb coupon code

  321. Pingback: iherb coupon

  322. Pingback: painful fails

  323. Pingback: Federico y Ludmila se besan

  324. Pingback: Flappy Pou Adventure

  325. Pingback: Trackback...

  326. Pingback: cartoonnetwork

  327. Pingback: top commercials 2014

  328. Pingback: big trucks

  329. Pingback: projektowanie opakowan

  330. Pingback: uprawnienia sep Kraków

  331. Pingback: domek ogrodowy

  332. Pingback: Sklepy meblowe

  333. Pingback: tworzenie stron www

  334. Pingback: lustro

  335. Pingback: generator raportów gps

  336. Pingback: Klimatyzacja Kraków

  337. Pingback: www.actionpoolsafety.com

  338. Pingback: buy cialis

  339. Pingback: Trackback

  340. Pingback: free sex on cam

  341. Pingback: hotel

  342. Pingback: best deal

  343. Pingback: trampoliny ogrodowe

  344. Pingback: bóle glowy

  345. Pingback: gaz lzawiacy

  346. Pingback: ??????????? ??????????? ???????????

  347. Pingback: niwelator laserowy

  348. Pingback: google people search

  349. Pingback: cialis inefficace

  350. Pingback: Nikon d3200 price in India Bangalore

  351. Pingback: Paket Pulau Pramuka

  352. Pingback: kitten vines

  353. Pingback: prix cialis 10

  354. Pingback: School Fundraiser

  355. Pingback: Click This Link

  356. Pingback: cialis paris

  357. Pingback: geile slet in

  358. Pingback: Start

  359. Pingback: water ionizer

  360. Pingback: pranie wykladzin wroclaw

  361. Pingback: high quality directory

  362. Pingback: tenant screening

  363. Pingback: Health

  364. Pingback: water damage restoration houston

  365. Pingback: cialis wikipГ©dia

  366. Pingback: car hood hinges

  367. Pingback: Finance

  368. Pingback: turystyka

  369. Pingback: hurt odziezy

  370. Pingback: projektowanie stron www

  371. Pingback: remonty poznan

  372. Pingback: male health wellness tips

  373. Pingback: Apefrog Linux Solutions

  374. Pingback: friv

  375. Pingback: ksiegowosc Olsztyn

  376. Pingback: kancelaria adwokacka Katowice

  377. Pingback: Vasco Images

  378. Pingback: the muscle maximizer

  379. Pingback: Liberty

  380. Pingback: szkolenie

  381. Pingback: krzem organiczny

  382. Pingback: capture his heart claire casey

  383. Pingback: licence seo

  384. Pingback: cialis livraison rapide

  385. Pingback: payday loans

  386. Pingback: Trading

  387. Pingback: Lamborghini Aventador spalanie

  388. Pingback: kosmetyki naturalne

  389. Pingback: Fryzjer Krosno

Leave a Reply