Thursday, May 27, 2010
What to do with Charlie Morton
See above, if you missed Charlie Morton's latest start tonight. The guy truly is reminding me of Rick Vaughn, but the Rick Vaughn from Major League 2, not the original. If you missed the start, it went something like that.
Insert any line from Major League and it fits this year with Morton. I was personally looking for but couldn't find:
Vaughn- "Here it is, the old terminator. If you get a piece, you can rename it."
Parkman after homer- "I think I'd call it the masturbater."
I also was looking for
Doorman- "Mr. Morton, I thought you started tonight."
Morton- "I did.'
Doorman-"Oh sorry, I didn't turn it on until the second inning."
See Morton fills in very nicely for Vaughn.
All seriousness though, I put just as much of this on the Pirates as I do on Morton. Why the hell is he still trying to work out his problems at the major league level? he should have been sent down at the end of April. What are they doing to this guys confidence except destroying it, if there is any left.
Send him down and have him work it out. He is talented enough to figure it out and come back strong. my problem is what has all this done to his head. He doesn't seem like the toughest guy mentally. Once one bad thing happens out there, like the balk tonight, he completely loses his focus and can't regain it.
He needs to be a bulldog out there and right now he is pitching as if he was wearing a skirt. He is 1-9 currently with a 9.53era. Statistically, that probably makes him the worst player in the major leagues and he has way too much talent for that.
Send him down to AAA first thing in the morning and call Brad Lincoln up. if Morton makes another start, it's complete bullshit to the team and the fan base, because quite frankly he just doesn't give the team an opportunity to win.