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    Pirates acquire Matt Morris

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have acquired 26-year-old center fielder Rajai Davis and a player to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Matt Morris, club Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean announced today.

    Davis, 5-11 and 195 pounds, is hitting .271 (13-for-48) with two doubles, two RBI and five stolen bases in 24 games for the Pirates. The right-handed hitting speedster was recalled from triple-A Indianapolis June 5, and made 12 starts in center field for Pittsburgh. The University of Connecticut at Avery Point product posted a .409 average (9-for-22) with two runs, two doubles and two stolen bases in his final 13 contests in a Pirates uniform.
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    Re: Pirates acquire Matt Morris

    Pirates will win the central


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    Re: Pirates acquire Matt Morris

    What in the world is the Pirates going to do with Morris? Just make a trade to keep the fans interested or what?

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    Re: Pirates acquire Matt Morris

    Rotoworld's take.

    The Pirates are no longer cheap. They're still, however, quite bad. Morris just isn't any good these days, and there's little chance of that changing while he earns $3 million over the rest of this year and $9.5 million in 2008. It's nice that the Pirates are trying to change the culture, and unless the player to be named is much better than expected, they didn't give up anything they'll miss. Still, Morris is a minimal upgrade. Tony Armas Jr., who was supposed to replace John Van Benschoten in the rotation, now likely will stay in the bullpen.

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    What an odd move.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Pirates acquire Matt Morris

    Why?
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Pirates acquire Matt Morris

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Why?
    Because they are the Pirates.

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    LOL. I don't know what to say. Littlefield is easily the most incompetent GM in baseball.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Because they are the Pirates.
    10 years time...could be us
    Go Gators!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    LOL. I don't know what to say. Littlefield is easily the most incompetent GM in baseball.
    Krivsky sighs in relief!

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    Re: Pirates acquire Matt Morris

    MLBTradeRumors take.

    The Pirates have acquired Matt Morris from the Giants for outfielder Rajai Davis and a player to be named later. I'm guessing they just wanted salary relief, because Davis isn't much more than a speedy reserve outfielder. Brian Sabean made this deal about a month and a half too late. Morris had a 2.56 ERA in June 11th.

    The Pirates seem to be trying that strategy that didn't work for Allard Baird - third-division club acquires third-division overpriced veterans to give the appearance of respectability. Maybe a few years from now they'll catch on to the Dayton Moore model.

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    the Pirates are so inept they will keep the Reds out of the cellar
    What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand

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    They must be thrilled over on Pirateszone.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    I don't know what I would do if I were a Pirates fan...other than break furniture and crawl under a rock until football season. I can't for the life of me understand what they're doing - apparently neither can Littlefield.
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    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.

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    Shame too, they have a beautiful stadium
    Go Gators!


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