It was just a matter of time until the Miami Marlins traded Logan Morrison during the 2013 Winter Meetings. The Seattle Mariners acquired him in a deal that will send relief pitcher Carter Capps to Miami.
There’s no question it’s an interesting move for Seattle after they just signed former Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart. The thinking has to be that Morrison and Hart are both capable of playing first base as well as the outfield.
The reason the Marlins have been so anxious to get rid of Morrison is because his numbers have dropped in recent seasons. Not to mention, he also has come under fire by the organization for his questionable Twitter antics and constant arguments with staff within the Marlins franchise. Apparently, the biggest reason for Miami wanting to deal Morrison is his .249 career batting average, which is far below what the team expects from him.
The fact is the organization is not losing much and not gaining much in return. Capps has shown potential in his two years in the big leagues, but a 5.04 earned run average as a reliever is certainly a concern. With that being said, he is only 23 years old, which means he has plenty of time to come into his own.
At this point, the Marlins must do whatever it takes to improve the horrendous pitching staff. Clearly, Capps is the first step in the right direction. Hopefully, more will follow for the lowly Marlins organization that wants to see better days.