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Marlins demote Morrison, release Helms

Posted on: August 14, 2011 12:10 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 12:27 am
 
Logan MorrisonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Marlins released veteran Wes Helms and demoted 23-year-old Logan Morrison following Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Giants.

While Helms release isn't too surprising considering the 35-year-old is hitting .193/.279/.239 in 68 games, Morrison's ticket to Triple-A New Orleans was more surprising. Morrison is hitting .249/.327/.464 with 17 homers and 60 RBI. While manager Jack McKeon told reporters Morrison needs to "work on his whole game," Morrison told Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel that he believed he was demoted because of something "off the field."

Marrison is one of the game's most entertaining players off the field and on Twitter and in other media. 

"I think it's something else but I don't know if I want to say it right now," Morrison told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.

Morrison said he was "heartbroken."

"Right now I just feel resentment and anger," Morrison told Capozzi. "Stand up for what's right and this happens."

Morrison wouldn;t elaborate on what he stood up for that got him demoted. He said he asked for an explanation from the Marlins brass and his batting average was cited.

Morrison had not tweeted since being released (as of midnight), even though Morrison didn't think Twitter was the issue.

Capozzi cited a team source as saying the organization is trying to send a message, "To me it's a lesson, concentrate on the game and stop trying to be so funny."

Morrison said he felt both moves were related to "the same incident." 

Helms said he didn't know what the issue with Morrison was, but as for himself, he doesn't want to retire.

"I'm hitting .190 and haven't played much lately," Helms told the Sun-Sentinel. "They got to do what they got to do. They got a new stadium next year and evidently I'm not part of the plan. I'm not done yet. I want to give it a shot somewhere else. Not ready to coach yet."

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peulouy
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:13 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Marlins demote Morrison, release Helms

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Since: Jul 23, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 10:59 am
 

Logan's Fluff

Logan's self importance and delusional value of his immature rants became an obstacle to his development. MLB radio loved his comments and interviews since it was free fodder. Narcissist with a .243 BA.....grow up Logan or get lost, no manager wants to hear your constant opinions. Another PITA ....



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 10:48 am
 

Marlins demote Morrison, release Helms

This is getting ridiculous.



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:56 am
 

Marlins demote Morrison, release Helms

McKeon's right on both moves, and Morrison should see accept it as a professional. Like his offensive numbers, I'm sure his defensive play and lack of maturity are factoring in to the decision.  You want to be a pro, you don't use the media as a tool to highten your status...or game.  Have fun in the minors, LoMo, it's going to be a long stay if you keep talking.  And, it's about time they put Helms out to pasture.




Since: Jul 17, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:44 am
 

Marlins demote Morrison, release Helms

Ya! To hell with professionalism and integrity!



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 12:39 am
 

Marlins demote Morrison, release Helms

what are the MARLINS doing?  all the crap hanley ramirez does and they single out 1st coghlan and now morrison? the future of the franchise and they treat them like this ? crazy i like mckeon's approach but this is insane ..morrison has had a good year outside of AVG the best player outsid eof sanchez ..heck gaby maybe next.. 


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