The Seattle Mariners made headlines Wednesday when they traded for DH/1B Kendrys Morales from the Los Angeles Angels.
The M's have done a lot this offseason to try and improve their offense, from moving in the fences at Safeco Field, to pursuing big-name free agents. The acquisition of Morales should help fill that void.
Here is some reaction to the trade:
Can confirm #Mariners have traded Jason Vargas to Angels for Kendrys Morales. That's the middle-order bat M's need.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) December 19, 2012
Vargas for Morales?Yes please!Love it!Morales is just 29.— Mike Salk (@BrockandSalk) December 19, 2012
Mariners acquire Kendrys Morales, come one step closer to ultimate goal of putting 8 DHs on the field.— SC_DougFarrar (@SC_DougFarrar) December 19, 2012
Kendrys Morales career record at Sea- Safeco Fld .292/.346/.558 with 11 doubles 7 home Runs and 23 Runs Batted In— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 19, 2012
From M's general manager Jack Zduriencik:
Jack Z: "We have been focused on adding offense this off-season, and feel that Kendrys will be a middle-of-the-order bat for us."— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) December 19, 2012
And finally, from local radio personalities Bob and Groz:
Bob and Groz -- 12/19/2012 (via mynorthwest)