Morales hitting a spring training homerun. Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Putting the Kendrys Morales Stories To Bed

Finally the wait is over. The Kendrys Morales rumors will be laid to rest in the next few days. No more stories. No more rumors. Kendrys Morales will not be a wearing a M’s jersey this year. I didn’t think it would feel this good to finally say that. I feel like I was part of the problem by writing stories like this one.. and also this one.. and can’t forget about this one. Oh well. Watching the Morales ship set sail makes me feel good. And not because I don’t think Morales would be awesome to have back in the lineup, but because the Mariners (for once) are showing patience and confidence in the guys we currently on our roster.

May 28, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (34) during the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Los Angeles 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

We have started off June with a bang, currently riding a 5 game win streak matching our longest of the season. This team just feels like they are finally starting to click. Robinson Cano is the Robinson Cano we knew we were getting. Kyle Seager is back. The outfield is no longer a mystery. The Condor is flying high once again. Heck, even Brad Miller‘s bat is starting to work. Our pitching you ask? King Felix(8-1) and Hisashi Iwakuma(4-2) are back in All Star form. The offseason acquisition of Chris Young and the rising of Roenis Elias has made Jack Zduriencik look like a genius. Even with the stars of the future (Taijuan Walker and James Paxton) out, we have filled out nicely. Anyone else feeling a lot better about the 2 year 14 million dollar deal that Fernando Rodney signed in the offseason? His stuff has been nasty over the last couple of weeks. 16 saves so far this year keeps him on track to the 30-40 save seasons we saw while he was with Tampa Bay. Manager Lloyd McClendon has done a great job with his roster this season. He has shown patience and persistence with his guys and it is paying dividends. So here it is.. I am 99.99% sure this is the last thing I have to say about Kendrys Morales this season: My feeling is that he will be added to the list of former Seattle Mariners to now play for the New York Yankees. It is not official but with how badly the Yankees need a bat, I would not be shocked to see him in pinstripes this month. Even though it was a short stint in Seattle, he will be missed.

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  • Lance Miller

    You aren’t really suggesting Mariners management wasn’t going after him because they are confident in our current roster? They aren’t going after him because they are cheap bastards who don’t care about winning but love to take your hard earned money. The B.S. machine has to stop.

    • Dan Shearer

      False confidence is better than no confidence? I would be more upset seeing Kendrys getting a ton of money from the Mariners simply because that money would have been better served getting another arm in our rotation.
      How badly did everyone wiff on Nelson Cruz btw? Holy cow.

  • Casey Swanson

    Why would the Yankees sign another dh/1b type to their bloated roster. He would make no difference in the sub 500 season they will have. He would be good for a team a bat or two away in the AL. !B or DH only.
    Unfortunately he would be a great fit in Seattle where the Morrison/Hart experiment has failed and smoak’s glove no longer can cover up for his bat.
    But Seattle needs a hitting coach most of all.

    • Dan Shearer

      What you just said sums up the last 2 years of the Brian Cashman era.