Moreland could be a future target for the Mets (if they deal Ike Davis), the Rays (always looking for a low-cost guy), or the Pirates (in need of a first baseman). Moreland has shown signs of being a possible break-out guy, but it hasn’t happened yet. The next team may benefit.
Moreland set career highs in games played (147), home runs (23) and RBIs (60) in 2013, but his OBP fell to .299.
The Dallas Morning News reported that it was the third straight season below .325 for him after breaking into the majors with a .364 OBP in the second half of 2010.
Moreland becomes arbitration eligible this winter, so his salary will jump from $502,000 to more than $1 million.
An intriguing option to say the least…