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Michael Morse (1B,LF,RF)

Miami Marlins

By Jeff Rosenberg, Marlins Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 11:04am EST

The Miami Marlins have officially come to terms with 1B/OF Michael Morse on a two-year, $16 million contract. Morse figures to bat behind Giancarlo Stanton while manning first base everyday for the Fish. Just like Mat Latos, Morse is a South Florida native, having played for Nova High School before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2000. (Source: Yahoo! Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Morse hit .279/.336/.475 with 16 home runs for the World Champion San Francisco Giants in 2014. When healthy, Morse has proven to be more than a long-ball threat. However, he has played in 100 or more games only three times in his ten year career—146 being his career high in 2010 with the Washington Nationals. Morse could prove to be a sneaky selection in the later-middle rounds for draftees that roll the dice on his health. He’ll be in one of the best situations in baseball when at the plate this season batting behind NL MVP candidate Giancarlo Stanton. RBI opportunities will be there if Morse can stay healthy.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 11:38am EST

OF Michael Morse has joined the marlins after signing a two-year, $16 million dollar deal with additional performance-based bonuses. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Morse batted .279 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 131 regular season games in 2014, and hit .300 in his 10 playoff games during the Giants' championship run. It's a great signing for the Fish as they try to build a team that can contend for a Wild Card spot in 2015. Morse should have dual eligibility in fantasy leagues as an 1B/OF, and will be drafted in most leagues as a late-round pick.

By Jeff Krisko, Marlins Correspondent, Tue, Dec 16th 10:55am EST

1B/OF Michael Morse signed a two-year deal with the Marlins. He ended his only season in San Francisco with a .279/.336/.475 slash line with 16 home runs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The home runs are very misleading, as 11 came in his first 53 games. Ideally, Morse is a platoon first baseman and never sniffs left field for the Marlins. Moving from AT&T Park and into a lineup with Giancarlo Stanton can only help his fantasy value. That having been said, he has limited value outside of deep mixed and NL only leagues. He can heat up in a hurry, however, so monitor him for streaming in 2015.

Michael Morse News & Advice

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Rotoworld | Dec 17th, 8:22pm
Marlins signed 1B/OF Michael Morse to a two-year, $16 million contract.
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MLB.com | Dec 17th, 7:14pm
The Marlins' power play is now completed. The club on Wednesday announced the signing of free agent Michael Morse, who will take over at first base while providing additional pop to the middle of the lineup.
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MLB.com | Dec 16th, 6:20pm
Two developments on Monday brought a little more clarity to perhaps the fuzziest inset of the 2015 Pirates' picture: The first-base cast. Free-agent first baseman Michael Morse reached a two-year agreement with the Marlins, who reportedly had prior trade interest in Pedro Alvarez, among others, for that position.
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MLB.com | Dec 16th, 3:38pm
Michael Morse does two things for the Miami Marlins, both significant. First, he continues the momentum that began with the signing of Giancarlo Stanton. Second, Morse adds to a team that already looked capable of contending for a postseason berth in 2015.
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ESPN | Dec 16th, 3:06pm
Veteran free agent Mike Morse has an agreement in place with the Miami Marlins, sources told ESPN.
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MLB.com | Dec 16th, 2:58pm
The Marlins didn't need to look further than their own backyard to find their power bat. On Tuesday morning, MLB.com confirmed free agent Mike Morse has agreed to a two-year deal, pending completion of his physical.
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Rotoworld | Dec 16th, 2:15pm
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have agreed to a two-year contract with Michael Morse, pending a physical.
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Rotoworld | Dec 16th, 1:30pm
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are close to signing Michael Morse.
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MLB.com | Dec 16th, 1:19pm
The Marlins have found another power bat to complement superstar Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup, agreeing to a two-year contract with free-agent slugger Michael Morse.