Originally Posted by vaticanplum
McCutchen is not a jerk. that run-in with the Reds is the only indication I've ever seen him give of immaturity and hot-headedness. I think he knew he was caving under pressure and had trouble handling it. He is generally regarded as a good-natured leader with a strong head on his shoulders. Really an affable guy and very well-loved. He's probably the Pirates' equivalent of Joey Votto in all senses.
I don't find him to be a jerk at all.
He's just the type of guy I'd rather the Reds play against.
It's hard to explain, but it just would not seem right to see him in a reds uniform.
To put it more succinctly, I see him as a rival and I'd like him to remain as such.