The Houston Astros shipped Triple-A right-hander Chad Reineke to the San Diego Padres in exchange for aging lefty Randy Wolf, who is making $4,750,000, is on the wrong side of 30 and has been ineffective away from pitcher-friendly Petco Park all season. The decision was misguided, says Tyler Hissey.
July 23, 2008
Veteran right-hander Matt Morris was the center of controversy when he was acquired late last season because of his age and hefty contract. The 33-year-old was 3-4 with a 6.10 ERA in Pittsburgh and posted a 10-11 overall mark with a 4.89 ERA. He hopes to be a leader of the young pitching staff. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Morris at the recent fanfest.
February 15, 2008
Right-hander Matt Morris finds himself a member of the Pirates pitching staff after being acquired Tuesday from the Giants in a trade for rookie outfielder Rajai Davis and a player to be named. Morris reported to the Pirates prior to Thursday's 5-4, 11-inning win over St. Louis and will start Saturday night against Cincinnati. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Morris.
August 3, 2007
It's been incredibly easy to look at the Giants rotation, with names like Zito and Cain, and the hopeful returns of Lowry and Ortiz, and see a formidable strength. But as Monday's performance showed, the team, nor the fans, should take a strong rotation for granted.
March 12, 2007
Now that's how you close a game! After expressing frustration with apparent distrust in his abilities, Benitez came on strong against the top of the Angels order, while Matt Morris had his 2nd strong start in a row and provided himself with his own run support, something that usually has been lacking in his starts.
June 21, 2006