Kind of a disappointing end to the trade deadline. Casey McGehee was shipped to the Yankees for Chad Qualls. McGehee became redundant when Gaby Sanchez was acquired earlier in the day. Casey seemed like a good guy and I’m sorry to see him go. The more I think about this, I think the Pirates were going to cut McGehee and this way the Yankees pick up part of the tab. Qualls has been horrible with both the Phillies and Yanks this season. Anything they get from him is gravy.
Sanchez was horrible for Miami earlier this season, hitting just .202/.250/.306, but he was an All Star last year and has a career line of .260/.334/.402. Gaby is expected to take over Casey McGehee‘s half of the first base platoon. Against lefties Sanchez hits .298/.390/.488.
Kaminska is a 2007 draft pick with a career 4:1 SO:BB ratio in the minors.
Sadly, we say goodbye to one of the great names in the org, Gorkys Hernandez. Your defense will be missed off the bench.
Here’s the roster fall out from last night’s Travis Snider trade.
Thanks for a few memorable games, Drew.
I sat down last week to make a quick trade tree for the Marlins/Tigers trade which sent Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez to Detroit for Jacob Turner and other prospects. Little did I know what I was in for. This tree has branches and roots going all the way back to the inception of the franchise. There’s only one question that boggles my mind: How does a tree that includes 76 players and 26 trades NOT have Jeff Conine involved?
All over twitter just now:
Glad to see Travis Snider will finally get a long look in Pittsburgh. It’s not the high-profile pickup most wanted, but he could surprise.
Holy crap yeah. Brad Lincoln for Travis Snider?!!! RT @whygavs: Um, I am a fan of that trade.
Brad Lincoln for Travis Snider? It’s a dissapointing-2006-first-rounder challenge trade!
Travis Snider should see lots of time in RF. He’s a power bat that hasn’t lived up to his potential yet, so this is an upside play for the Pirates. Alex Presley and Casey McGehee are about to see a lot more of the bench.
Update: Made the trade tree to go along with this deal.
Current record: 58-43, 2nd place in NL Central, 3.0 games back
Up Next: Chicago Cubs, 42-58, 5th place in NL Central, 14.5 games back
Season Series: 4-2 (3-0, 1-2)
Notes: After taking 3 of 4 from the last place team in the Central, the Bucs climb one rung up the ladder to face the Cubs. Chicago is known to be looking to make trades, so the make up of their team could chage in a big way before Tuesday night’s game. Rookie 1B Anthony Rizzo has an .884 OPS since his call up.
Familiar Faces: Paul Maholm
Germano will be making his first start of the season. Bedard had his turn pushed back two days so that Wandy Rodriguez could take his normal turn on Saturday.
Tuesday is the trade deadline, so it’s possible that Dempster could be gone before he pitches against the Pirates. The word is that he’ll only accept a trade to the Dodgers.
No lineups yet.
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Thursday: 5-3 Win at Houston. Marte impresses, Burnett cruises. Box score.
Friday: 6-5 Win at Houston. The Fort with a big day; late rally. Box score.
Saturday: 4-3 Win at Houston. Wandy not sharp in debut. Box score.
Sunday: 9-5 Loss at Houston. JMac struggles again, walks 7. Box score.
Season Record: 58-43, 2nd place in NL Central, 3.0 games back
Notes: The Bucs take 3 of 4 from the hapless Astros and still lose a game in the standings to the Reds. Starling Marte had an impressive debut, hitting a home run on the first pitch he saw in the majors. Garrett Jones lead the team with five hits in the series. Three of those went for extra bases. A.J. Burnett was the only starter who had a good outing but they all went at least 5 innings. Wandy Rodriguez walked 5 in his Pirates debut. Kevin Correia was moved to the bullpen, gave up 4 runs in 2 innings and demanded a trade.
|Marte, S, LF, CF||18||2||4||2||0||3||4||0.222||0.211|
|Jones, G, RF, 1B||17||3||5||4||0||1||6||0.294||0.294|
|McCutchen, A, CF||12||2||4||0||1||1||8||0.333||0.385|
|Presley, RF, LF||12||2||4||2||1||5||5||0.333||0.385|
|Burnett, AJ, P||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||0.333||0.333|
|McDonald, J, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.000||0.000|
|Rodriguez, W, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000||0.000|
Doubles (5): McCutchen 2 (19), McKenry (9), Harrison (8), Walker (24)
Triples (1): Jones (2)
Home Runs (8): Marte (1), Jones 2 (16), Barmes (5), Presley 2 (8), McKenry (9), Walker (10)
SB: Marte (1)
CS: Marte (1)
Double Plays: (Walker-Barmes-McGehee), (Alvarez-Walker-McGehee)
|Burnett, AJ(W, 12-3)||7.3||4||2||2||1||5||2||2.45||0.68|
|McDonald, J(L, 10-5)||5.0||6||5||5||7||5||1||9.00||2.60|
Transactions (since the AllStar break): Activated OF Alex Presley from the DL. Optioned 1B Matt Hague to AAA. Placed RHP Juan Cruz on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Evan Meek from AAA. Traded minor league pitchers Rudy Owens and Colton Cain and minor league OF Robbie Grossman to Houston for LHP Wandy Rodriguez. Optioned RHP Evan Meek to AAA. Optioned OF Gorkys Hernandez to AAA. Recalled OF Starling Marte from AAA. Traded minor leage 2B Brian Friday to Atlanta for minor league OF Christian Marrero. Assigned Marrero to AAA.