The Pittsburgh Pirates have released veteran pitcher Matt Morris. The Pirates have decided to go in the young pitching rotation direction and see how well that works out. And to be honest, I don’t think that is a bad decision.
Morris struggled all year long for the Pirates. A short season with a 0-4 record and a high 9.67 ERA, Morris was pretty much asking to be released. The decision to cut him will cost the Pirates more than $10 million, besides what they already have paid him this season. Morris is making $10,037,283, or about one-fifth of the Pirates’ payroll, and has a $1 million buyout for 2009.
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