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7/29/2009

UPDATED: SANCHEZ TRADED TO GIANTS



According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the San Francisco Giants are "definitely getting Freddy Sanchez." This comes on the heels of a Dejan Kovacevic report in today's PG that "...a deal in which Sanchez would be sent to the San Francisco Giants seemed the greatest possibility." So the immediate dismantling of MLB's worst team over the past 16.5 years continues in earnest.

I've gotta give it to Neal Huntington. When he tears down a house, he tears it down all the way.

Pirates Rumors: Sanchez Next To Go? [MLB Trade Rumors]

UPDATE:

Freddy is officially a member of the San Francisco Giants,
having been dealt for AA pitcher Tim Alderson,
the #3-ranked prospect in the Giants' system.



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18 comments:

Corey said...

yay! get him out of here! i bet we get some really good prospects!

the only question now is...who will be my favorite player in 2010?

Andy said...

Eff the Bucco's... I hate how this worthless team trades away everything they have for crummy prospects...

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

What do you guys mean? Neal Huntington is a genius! He is the first GM we have had in 20 years that has had the idea of trading established major league talent with modest major league salaries for prospects.

Huntington is a brilliant baseball person and we should trust every move he makes. Don't question him! Andy LaRoche and Brandon Moss are way better than Jason Bay, nevermind his having better numbers than the two of them put together!

Corey said...

burress, so true! i don't even know who we're getting in return, but it doesn't matter because i'm going to love it!

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

I mean, look I know people want to believe and I do too. But what current proof do we have that anything is any better when this current regime is doing all the same things that have been done in the past?

I dont think it is unreasonable to assume the worst after 17 years....

Judge Smailes said...

It's not unreasonable to assume the worst. Pretty much nothing this franchise has done in the past 17 years has worked. But, I don't understand the hand wringing about trading the guys that the Pirates have been trading. I'm not talking about trades Littlefield made-- I'm talking about the guys NH has traded. Nady hasn't played this year, Wilson is a .260 hitter with a good glove, and LaRoche was a clean-up hitter hitting .250. I know Bay is a good player, but right now he's hitting .252 and he had one RBI from the middle of June to just past the All-Start break. It's not like they traded away Aramis Ramierez in these moves. If these guys were so good, the Pirates would have won more with them. When Chuck Noll took over the Steelers in 1969 he said something to the effect of "we're going to win here, it's just not going to be with most of you". When you stink, and you have a culture of sucking, it's best to get rid of all the suck. Now let's open up training camp so I can quit writing long comments defending the Pirates.

Corey said...

chuck noll kept the good talent he replaced the non-talent with...

Daniel said...

And trading Nyger Morgan, Freddy Sanchez, et al is good for the team or fans how? They needed to pull out all stops and pay big bucs to anyone to prevent them from breaking the ultimate record of futility this year. Also, for them to even have the nerve to use any likeness of Clemente to sell their product of unhappy crap in the City of Champions is the most sickening thing I can think of!

Molly said...

he's gone.
some AA pitcher in return

Dominic Errico said...

Not just any AA pitcher. Tim Alderson is the 27th best prospect in all of the minor leagues. He projects as a 2nd starter and absolutely has a lot of upside.

For a 2B with little pop and not the greatest defender? This is a good deal with the only issue being the pirates have no middle infield prospects in the minor leagues.

okel dokel said...

I am a little shocked by the "they needed to pull out all the stops" to prevent a losing season comment.

Who knows how any of these deals will pan out, but this front office said they were going to build the minor league system first and they are holding true to their word.

I fully expected them to do this at some point, not his soon maybe, but they were going to have to do something to get some talent in the minors.

Corey said...

yep, as i could have predicted, their are indeed pirate fans who think this was a good trade....what do you think the pirates will do if alderson becomes a good pitcher? oh wait, i know, they'll trade him for multiple prospects

Fonz @ UOS said...

Guys are acting like we traded Ted Williams and Babe Ruth yesterday. It sucks to see the guys you like go. Aren't you in favor if your going to tear it do and rebuild your farm then do it all the way? Not like we were winning a lot of games with Sanchez going 0 for 20. These are the same fire sales that the Marlins are known for and well, every five years or so it works for them. 2011 will be our year. On the flip side I do see how its hard to be patient being 17 years and all...

okel dokel said...

A couple of points - Chuck Noll had no talent when he started coaching here. They built that entire team through the draft.

I have no idea what to think of the Pirates current FO, but the Buccos have been a joke for 17 years, or ever since they offered Bonds a 60 year contract at one million per year.

Huntington and Connelly (SP?) have said all along they were going to tear this franchise down. I do not like seeing players I like leave but the reality is they were not going to break .500 this year and the previous management's philosophy of bringing in guys like Jeremy Burnitz only furthered the problem.

The Penguins traded the popular Colby Armstrong and that seemed to work out OK for them. Yet there are still people bitching about the fact he is not a Penguin, calling for them to trade for him and eagerly rubbing their hands so they can sign him when he is a free agent. Guess what, he may never be a Penguin again.

I am not comparing the Pirates FO to the Penguins or the Steelers, but I am willing to give these guys until 2011, until then I assume it will be more of the same if not worse.

Jeremy said...

Hey, it could be worse. We could all be Indians fans and watch our team trade away back-to-back Cy Young winners in back-to back years for back-to-back groups of "prospects" that have not 1 solitary man that is a major leaguer now. In fact, half of the guys they got in those two trades aren't expected to ever be major-league ready. The Indians traded Manhattan for trinkets and shiny, shiny glass beads AGAIN!!!!! Cleveland sucks......

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Okel Dokel:

I agree with your statement regarding not liking to see the players get dealt but they werent winning with them so deal em philosophy.

The Colby Armstrong trade was horse of a different color becaue they got a highly talented player in return for a decent player with great character. If the Pirates had traded Jack Wilson for Ichiro Suzuki then the deals would seem comparable to me.

I just do not like the quantity over quality mindset that seems to have taken over.

okel dokel said...

Burress:

Good point about Colby, I am just tired of people pining over him.

My impression is this FO will not be "trading for value" any time soon. The return will always be prospects.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Okel Dokel:

100% keeeeerect. There is no end in sight