Friday, May 2, 2008

That One Good Trade...

Remember that time you traded your best friend an Ultra Fleer Lenny Dykstra baseball card for a Ken Griffey Jr rookie card?

What a steal huh....Good luck making that trade again.

For the Pirates GMs, who are considered "professionals" at what they do, those kinds of trades also come very infrequently.

With the recent Pirate beat down of Oliver Perez, most of it coming from the bat of Xavier Nady, I was finally reminded of what Dave's Littlefield one "Good Trade" actually was.



So Bonifay traded Ricardo Rincon for Brian Giles...

Then Littlefield traded Oliver "Walkathon" Perez (as one New York Met blog put it) for Nady...

Now ...what is going to be the 1-deal that Neal Huntington knocks our pants off with...maybe trading Nate McLouth and Xavier Nady to the Padres for Chase Headley?

That would make sense, and be right on par with every other deal that the Pirate's GMs have made in years past. Yes, this tidbit was written sometime in the offseason, but just imagine if the Pirates would have traded Mclouth, and then he sets the world on fire in San Diego, just like he is in Pittsburgh right now... People would be calling for Huntington's head. I mean sure, Headley might light the world on fire too....but it's the Pirates...when has a trade ever worked out like that?

Mclouth has the sweetest, no hole swing, that I have seen on a Pirate's roster in years.... He might even rival Ken Griffey Jr for the smoothest swing, and none of that is a joke. (something you might normally expect from a guy called "I want to Fight Tom Brady")

For a team that has needed a CF for so long, it's about god damn time someone arrived. Now, can we just get Laroche to show up and play for once?

This Pirates team has the best lineup I have seen in years...they just need Jack Wilson and his glove back in the lineup, then I truly think that things will start rolling.

Now... all I ask is that Neal Huntington doesn't make that stupid trade that just rips it all apart. Can a GM for once, just learn how to make more than one good trade...

4 comments:

Dave Wannstache said...

Ronny Paulino for a bag of baseballs.

Make it happen, Neal.

Wieters said...

Imagine if the Bucs didn't have McLouth and Nady. They might be about 5-25 now!

I'm sure Chase Headley would be picking up all the slack, though.

I Want To Fight Tom Brady said...

Technically we got Xavier Nady and Jason Bay for Brian Giles...that was one hell of a trade.

Anonymous said...

With that logic "i want to fight tom brady" that means you have made out with half of the OSU footbal team...