There have been rumors of a B.J. Upton for Michael Morse deal, too. This is a trade that would give the Rays an improvement in the middle of their lineup and a player they can control beyond this year. The Nats could put Upton in center and move Bryce Harper to the corner outfield where he belongs. However, that rumor has been denied by a Rays executive. "Jim Bowden had this to say today in his latest column. Morse is paid through next season and is scheduled to make $6.75M in 2013.