Yes, the Mariners added some much needed power in Michael Morse. Did they pay too much in John Jaso? Maybe. Jaso had a 3.4 oWAR this year. Morse had 3.8 in his “breakout” year. When you can trade three more years of control at a premium position for one of a pending FA at a position pretty much every player with power can play, you have do to it, right?
Whatever, the real news here is the major hole that Jaso will leave the Mariners in the facial hair department. His beard blows that weak stuff on Morse’s face out of the water. See for yourself.
It’s a good thing Jaso is moving to Oakland. The Bay Area seems to be where weirdly bushy facial hair goes to prosper.
Good luck to Jaso and Morse. I think both cities will be happy to welcome them to the city.