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Back in December I posted an article in regards to ESPN’s Jim Bowden saying that Mike Morse and Tim Hudson would be 2 of the Under The Radar Signings Of the Off-Season. One of our newest writers, Erin Wild, wrote last night about how Great Of An Addition Tim Hudson Has Been So Far. If early indications are any sign then Erin, Bowden and myself are dead on about Hudson and Morse.
It was no secret going into the 2014 season that Brian Sabean and the Giants needed to add some offense to a team that finished 10th in the National League in total runs scored, with 629 total runs in 2013 and 20 below the league average.
During an injury riddled 2013 season, split between the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles, Morse hit 13 home runs and drove in 27 runs in 88 games.
All Giants left fielders combined to hit 5 home runs and drive in 52 runs for the entire 2013 season.
Already in the first month of the season, Morse has passed the home run totals of all of last years 9 left fielders, with 6. Morse does have a history of injury troubles, but if he can stay healthy all season and keep up this pace he will be one of the biggest bargains of the off-season, signed for 1 year at $6mm.
Not one of the Morse home runs have been “wall scrapers” as you can see by the videos below
Home Run Number 1 of the season
and finally his sixth home run of the season and month of April
If Morse can avoid the injuries that have plagued him throughout his career he will definitely earn that one year contract and may be in for a big raise in 2015 and more importantly will give the Giants some “boom” in the middle of their lineup