Transaction scorecard: O's send OF Xavier Avery to Mariners for DH/1B/OF Mike Morse

No Mariners highlight photos available... - Mike Ehrmann

Dan Duquette finally adds a bat, parts with raw, athletic outfielder.

As yesterday's trade for large mammal Mike Morse came across the wire, reaction across the twitterverse and blogosphere (ewww...did I really just write that?) was swift and almost decidedly harsh.

The most positive reaction was registered by Zach Mortimer of Baseball Prospectus...

Camden Depot's Matt Kremnitzer struck a slightly different tone...

Keith Law provided a response that was very Keith Law...

Long suffering Mariners fan Dave Cameron pithily addressed both sides of the transaction...

Other reactions...

Scott Weber, Lookout Landing: Morse can be a tremendously dangerous hitter when he's hot and everything's clicking, but it rarely is. He'll be a free agent within two months, and somebody else will take a chance on his eternal tease. Farewell to the beast.

(h/t Casey Willett) Batting Stance Guy...

In addition to his size and power, Morse is known as something of a character and is still much beloved in Washington. He is also known for having served three PED-related suspensions in his career.

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