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ochoa30
06-03-2009, 07:22 PM
Traded to braves for 3 prospects

schmidty622
06-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Braves Acquire Nate McLouth
By Tim Dierkes [June 3 at 6:10pm CST]
According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Braves acquired Nate McLouth from the Pirates today. Dave O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Braves are sending three prospects to the Pirates for him. MLB.com's Mark Bowman names them: starters Jeff Locke and Charlie Morton and center fielder Gorkys Hernandez.

McLouth is signed through 2011 with a 2012 club option on an extension agreed to in February. This is probably not what he had in mind upon signing the deal, but the Pirates couldn't resist. Morton is big league ready, while Locke and Hernandez, also highly regarded, are further off. Andrew McCutchen will join the Bucs to replace McLouth in center field.

schmidty622
06-03-2009, 07:40 PM
What are the Pirates doing?

Jack Burton
06-03-2009, 07:46 PM
Contract this team asap.

ARamirez, Bay, McClouth?????

ochoa30
06-03-2009, 07:58 PM
i think they are selling high from a position they feel they have depth in. Good move imo. mclouth is a nice player but he isnt a cornerstone. Looks like they got back some good young talent.

Ghosts of 1990
06-03-2009, 08:37 PM
I think they sold him because he's not as nice of a player with his numbers at 27 as he would be at 22 or 23. They're not gonna be any good in the window he's locked up for (although his 3 year contract extension recently does have me scratching my head)... and fellas, lets remember. It's the Pirates. This is what they do.

Farnsie
06-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Actually I like this trade for the Pirates... A lot of his hitting is thanks to that RF in PNC Park. For example all of his homeruns this year. That .176 away from home looks a little scruffy.

Ghosts of 1990
06-03-2009, 10:12 PM
Anyone know anything about the three prospects the Buccos received?

DTCromer
06-03-2009, 10:52 PM
He was expendable and his value was at its highest. Perfect time to trade him considering Andrew McCutcheon was dying to be called up.

GIDP
06-03-2009, 11:00 PM
He is pretty overrated and should have never won a GG, but I think the braves stole the guy for what they gave up.

laxtonto
06-04-2009, 12:02 AM
Horrible CF. Ranked 35th in =/- in the fielding bible last year and right now is 29th.

I think Pit sold high on him. McLouth is a good COF, but not the amazing CF everyone hypes him as.

The sad thing is that he is going to easily be the best player in that OF in Atlanta.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2009, 01:10 AM
His bat could have helped this Reds team a lot.

OesterPoster
06-04-2009, 08:18 AM
I like the trade for the Pirates too. I've never been that enamored with McClouth either, and now they have a reason to play McCutchen everyday.

REDblooded
06-04-2009, 10:13 AM
Great move for the Pirates. I lol at all of the people ripping them... They free'd up a spot for McCutchen, as well as getting 2-3 very solid prospects in return.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2009, 02:57 PM
No disrespect intended here, but "freeing up a spot" is one of the worst reasons for ever making a trade. If they like what they got in return, fine, but don't throw that rationale out there. Nate McLouth can play anywhere in the OF. They didn't need to "free up a spot" for McCutchen.


Great move for the Pirates. I lol at all of the people ripping them... They free'd up a spot for McCutchen, as well as getting 2-3 very solid prospects in return.

mlh1981
06-04-2009, 03:34 PM
The average baseball fan is ripping this deal. The diehard fans understand it. Nate is returning back to his pre-2008 form. At best, he's a .280/20/80 guy. He's not the franchise type player that the Buccos were marketing him to be, and he was only an all star because of a great first half of the season where he had solid protection in the lineup and because............every team HAS to have an all star.