Bryan Morris was optioned to Triple-A today.

One day after we learned that Bryan Morris had a fourth option year, the Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Morris to Triple-A. It's coincidental in the way that it played out. Baseball America reported the players with additional option years yesterday. The Pirates and Morris had known for a few months.

I've been saying for the better part of the last year that Bryan Morris should be pitching in the majors. When I thought he was out of options I felt he should have been a lock to make the team. And now? I don't think it's a bad idea to send him to the minors at the start of the year.

I do think Morris needs to be in the majors this year. I thought he should have been in the majors last year, instead of adding guys like Chad Qualls and Hisanor...

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