Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)
Originally Posted by PuffyPig
I guess were not sure if he can play OF,as he never has. I guess the same thing could be said about him playing SS.
The Pirates just upgraded a position where they actually get better production from already.
Morneau can only play 1B and PH. His OPS is about 20 points higher than Xavier Paul who can actually play the OF somewhat. Paul also has a better HR/PA ratio. So if you really want that HR in the 9th inning, you gotta better chance calling on Paul.
So why couldn't Morneau take those PH appearances from Hannahan? They only need to make a roster spot for one day. Ondrusek was used up last night. Send him down and make a spot. He's not pitching today anyway. He's an upgrade to the 25 man roster and another weapon for September.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS