Comments on: Morton Deserves Another Shot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Charlie Conley http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html#comment-1634 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 21:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4285#comment-1634 I don’t disagree that Morton deserves another chance, but I always have to raise an eyebrow over the “unlucky” stuff. A counter argument could be that Morton was unlucky because he was throwing meatballs. The issue with him has always seemed to be $10 million arm, 10 cent head. He has the stuff to dominate, but so far has not shown the will nor the mental approach to make that happen. But he certainly deserves another opportunity. It’s not like anyone else is breaking down the door.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html#comment-1633 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 19:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4285#comment-1633 I don’t know about that. I’d say the reason Morton exists is probably because one night his parents came home, opened a nice bottle of wine, lit some candles, put on some slow jams, and let the mood take over. But I could be wrong. I don’t know how Papa Morton gets down. I just don’t think the Pirates’ management group had anything to do with Charlie Morton’s existence.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html#comment-1632 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 19:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4285#comment-1632 The very reason that Morton exists is because these cheapskates had to dump a salary that they didn’t want to pay for.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html#comment-1631 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 18:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4285#comment-1631 Morton is going to get a chance regardless of last season because of his last month’s performance. I am not convinced his problems are fixed since the team as a whole played better against teams that had nothing to play for.

Hopefully, he is really fixed, but he isn’t ever going to reach the lofty expectations Neal set us up for with his post trade comments. By lofty expectations, I mean he wasn’t supposed to be another 4/5 pitcher that we already have plenty of. I guess we will find out in ST.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html#comment-1630 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 15:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4285#comment-1630 salary dump??? just stop already. just… stop…

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html#comment-1629 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4285#comment-1629 There is no problem here. Morton will continue to get another chance and another chance after that so long as he is at the league minimum. That is unless there is some other player they want to salary dump (Doumit, Duke, Maholm) and they have to throw in Morton in order to get the other team to take the dumpees salary.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html#comment-1628 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4285#comment-1628 very well said, Tim. I also noticed 2 things about Morton this season: 1. pitched much better with Snyder behind the plate. This is not a slam against Doumit or Jaramillo in any way. 2. Pitched much better when he was told not to shake off signs…. “dont think. you’ll only hurt the team”.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html#comment-1626 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 03:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4285#comment-1626 King of reading between the lines here with all that was said, but it seemed to me that Kerrigan didn’t really care in 2010 like he did in 2009. Last off-season he wasn’t even sure he wanted to return. He agreed to return, but one condition was that they add an assistant pitching coach to eventually take over.

That kind of seems to me like Kerrigan saying he’s only here for one more year, aka, a lame duck. If he was hesitant to come back last off-season, and he was planning on being replaced, then I can’t see how he would have given it 100% this year, especially after the staff got off to a horrible start and the team looked destined to be one of the worst in the majors.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/10/morton-deserves-another-shot.html#comment-1625 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 01:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4285#comment-1625 No disrespect intended, but can anyone remember a star falling so rapidly as Kerrigan’s in less than a season? Lots of credit for him in ’09, mostly none in his short season ’10.

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