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DirtySox
06-03-2009, 07:13 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09154/974921-100.stm

http://markbowman.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/06/braves_obtain_mclouth.html

Morton, Locke, and Gorkys was the return.

MarkZ35
06-03-2009, 07:19 PM
I like him. I think he is a very good player. At least he will be on a decent team for once.

BleacherBandit
06-03-2009, 07:20 PM
The Pirates are never going to hold onto a good player. You can build for the future, but you should atleast have some base to build on. :rolleyes:

DirtySox
06-03-2009, 07:21 PM
http://markbowman.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/06/braves_obtain_mclouth.html

Jeff Locke, Gorkys, and Morton.

palehozenychicty
06-03-2009, 07:22 PM
I wish we had asked about him. As the prior post said, the Pirates need to start signing their own players. I know McCutchen is coming, but still.

DirtySox
06-03-2009, 07:23 PM
I love the Braves farm system. I wish we could get a hold of Medlen, Hanson, Heyward or Freeman.

kittle42
06-03-2009, 07:37 PM
The Pirates are sad.

DSpivack
06-03-2009, 07:46 PM
McLouth's career numbers are : .261/.339/.462. I don't think he's all that great. If Locke, Hernandez and/or Morton pan out, more power to them.

DirtySox
06-03-2009, 07:48 PM
McCutchen will replace McLouth.

About time.

http://community.post-gazette.com/blogs/pbc/archive/2009/06/03/two-sources-mclouth-traded-to-atlanta.aspx

nug0hs
06-03-2009, 07:49 PM
This must mean the Braves have given up on Francoeur

october23sp
06-03-2009, 07:52 PM
Poor Pirates. They're so bad it feels like they don't have the history that they do.

DirtySox
06-03-2009, 07:56 PM
I'm still amused by the Moskos draft pick.

getonbckthr
06-03-2009, 08:33 PM
I'm not familiar with the Braves farm system but isn't that a pretty good haul for a guy nobody heard of until last year?

doublem23
06-03-2009, 08:43 PM
I'm not familiar with the Braves farm system but isn't that a pretty good haul for a guy nobody heard of until last year?

Yeah, I just saw it flash on MLB Network and I thought that looked like a pretty good haul for McLouth, who is a nice player, but he's pretty overrated.

Also, as was said, the Pirates had a kid ready and waiting to take over CF.

jabrch
06-03-2009, 10:08 PM
It's an awful shame we didn't get him...

DSpivack
06-03-2009, 10:11 PM
It's an awful shame we didn't get him...

Meh, another low-average, low-OBP power guy.

palehozenychicty
06-03-2009, 10:23 PM
Meh, another low-average, low-OBP power guy.

Just what we need. :redneck

jabrch
06-03-2009, 10:39 PM
Meh, another low-average, low-OBP power guy.

Just what we need. :redneck

What am I thinking...we have BA, Wise and Pods.

doublem23
06-03-2009, 11:19 PM
It's an awful shame we didn't get him...

The Braves gave up Gorkys Hernandez for McLouth, which would be the rough equivalent of us having to give up Poreda, and then the Braves tossed in 2 additional young pitchers.

Yeah, McLouth would be an improvement in CF for the Sox, but definitely not worth the price it would have taken to fetch him.

PalehosePlanet
06-04-2009, 12:57 AM
McLouth's career numbers are : .261/.339/.462. I don't think he's all that great. If Locke, Hernandez and/or Morton pan out, more power to them.


Looking at career numbers is a little tricky and misleading when talking about a 27 year old who has only been an everyday player for one plus years. You could look at a whole bunch of very good players who were hitting only about .260 or so after 1400 AB's or so.

I think he's a very good speed and power combo player and an above average CF too.

PalehosePlanet
06-04-2009, 01:01 AM
This must mean the Braves have given up on Francoeur

And well they should. The guy makes Juan Uribe look patient at the plate.

DSpivack
06-04-2009, 01:25 AM
Looking at career numbers is a little tricky and misleading when talking about a 27 year old who has only been an everyday player for one plus years. You could look at a whole bunch of very good players who were hitting only about .260 or so after 1400 AB's or so.

I think he's a very good speed and power combo player and an above average CF too.

Well, last season he hit .276/.356/.497, and this season so far he's .256/.349/.470. Those numbers aren't far off from his career numbers.

I wouldn't give up our top prospects for him.

chisox616
06-04-2009, 02:06 AM
This must mean the Braves have given up on Francoeur

I thought it was Schafer they were giving up on, not Francouer.

Whitesoxfan23
06-04-2009, 03:19 AM
I thought it was Schafer they were giving up on, not Francouer.


The Braves are my 2nd favorite team, and yes I believe it is Schafer they have given up on. Not a bad trade for the Braves. I like it :D:

soxfanatlanta
06-04-2009, 07:10 AM
The Braves are my 2nd favorite team, and yes I believe it is Schafer they have given up on. Not a bad trade for the Braves. I like it :D:

The Braves were taking a risk on Schafer: many said he was not ready for the bigs yet.

DirtySox
06-05-2009, 11:51 AM
I feel bad for Pirates fans. Pittsburgh players are quite upset about the trade and the direction the team is going.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4233488

thedudeabides
06-05-2009, 10:06 PM
I feel bad for Pirates fans. Pittsburgh players are quite upset about the trade and the direction the team is going.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4233488

I can't blame them as I would be pissed too. Playing or managing for that organization would suck. I don't know how you could get the players to buy into winning or even their own organization. They have to be playing to try to get traded or get a contract somewhere else. I can't imagine even trying to be a Pirate fan.

scarsofthumper
06-06-2009, 12:18 AM
I feel bad for Pirates fans. Pittsburgh players are quite upset about the trade and the direction the team is going.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4233488
They act like this has never happened before ever in Pittsburgh.

Boondock Saint
06-06-2009, 01:43 AM
They act like this has never happened before ever in Pittsburgh.

On the contrary. They're acting like it's happened over and over again. Jason Schmidt, Aramis Ramirez/Kenny Lofton, Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and now McLouth. They refuse to build a team around good players.

Just for the record, I'm not putting McLouth on the same level as any of those guys.