Morton deserves one more shot in the rotation.
This time last year there was a common phrase going around: Charlie Morton had great numbers outside of that one bad start in Chicago. Morton posted a 4.55 ERA in 18 starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates, after coming over in the Nate McLouth trade. That one start was a one inning, ten run outing against the Cubs. Outside of that start, Morton had a 3.66 ERA in 17 starts, spanning 96 innings.
A year later, Morton is coming off a disastrous season in which he posted a 7.57 ERA in 17 starts. Morton also was demoted to AAA, where he didn't exactly light up the minors, posting a 3.82 ERA in 80 innings, mostly due to a late season surge. Ironically enough, this time Morton finished the season strong, with a 4.09 ERA in the month of Septembe...
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