Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Go back some years were we got Billy Hatcher, Benito Santiago and Fernandez during spring training.
Billy Hatcher was acquired only a few days before Opening Day in 1990, and was immediately installed as the starting LF. Before they traded for him, the Reds were going to go with a platoon of Hal Morris and Rolando Roomes in LF.
I'm not sure, but I think the Pirates traded Hatcher partly because he wasn't going to make the team coming out of Spring Training.