View Full Version : The Best of Dave Littlebrain

06-27-2006, 11:48 PM
Dave Littlefield was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 13, 2001. Since then;

July 30, 2001 (Standings (http://www.baseball-reference.com/games/standings.cgi?date=2001-07-30)) Traded Jason Schmidt (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/schmija01.shtml) and John Vander Wal (http://www.baseball-reference.com/v/vandejo02.shtml) to the San Francisco Giants (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SFG/2001.shtml). Received Armando Rios (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/riosar01.shtml) and Ryan Vogelsong (http://www.baseball-reference.com/v/vogelry01.shtml).

Vogelsong was just DFA today

March 27, 2002 Traded Damaso Marte (http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/marteda01.shtml) and Edwin Yan (minors) to the Chicago White Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHW/2002.shtml). Received Matt Guerrier (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/guerrma02.shtml).

November 25, 2002
Signed David Doster (http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/dosteda01.shtml) as a free agent. Traded players to be named later and Adrian Burnside (minors) to the Detroit Tigers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/DET/2002.shtml). Received Randall Simon (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/simonra01.shtml). The Pittsburgh Pirates (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PIT/2003.shtml) sent Roberto Novoa (http://www.baseball-reference.com/n/novoaro01.shtml) (December 16, 2002) and Kody Kirkland (minors) (May 24, 2003) to the Detroit Tigers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/DET/2003.shtml) to complete the trade.

3 players for Randall Simon? Novoa was later used to get Farnsworth, who got the Tigers Miner and Colon.

December 20, 2002
Traded Chris Young (http://www.baseball-reference.com/y/youngch03.shtml) and Jon Searles (minors) to the Montreal Expos (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/MON/2002.shtml). Received Matt Herges (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hergema01.shtml).

February 4, 2003 Bronson Arroyo (http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/arroybr01.shtml) selected by the Boston Red Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/2003.shtml) off waivers.

March 26, 2003 Released Matt Herges (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hergema01.shtml).

Gave away Chris Young for nothing

July 22, 2003 (Standings (http://www.baseball-reference.com/games/standings.cgi?date=2003-07-22)) Traded Mike Gonzalez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gonzami02.shtml) and Scott Sauerbeck (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sauersc01.shtml) to the Boston Red Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/2003.shtml). Received Brandon Lyon (http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/lyonbr01.shtml) and Anastacio Martinez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/martian01.shtml).
Yes you read that correctly. Dave Littlebrain actually traded the Pirates' current closer to the Red Sox back in 2003.

July 23, 2003 (Standings (http://www.baseball-reference.com/games/standings.cgi?date=2003-07-23)) Traded Aramis Ramirez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ramirar01.shtml), Kenny Lofton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/loftoke01.shtml), and cash to the Chicago Cubs (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/2003.shtml). Received a player to be named later, Jose Hernandez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hernajo01.shtml), and Matt Bruback (minors). The Chicago Cubs (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/2003.shtml) sent Bobby Hill (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hillbo01.shtml) (August 15, 2003) to the Pittsburgh Pirates (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PIT/2003.shtml) to complete the trade.

July 31, 2003 (Standings (http://www.baseball-reference.com/games/standings.cgi?date=2003-07-31)) Traded Brandon Lyon (http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/lyonbr01.shtml), Jeff Suppan (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/suppaje01.shtml), and Anastacio Martinez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/martian01.shtml) to the Boston Red Sox (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/2003.shtml). Received Mike Gonzalez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gonzami02.shtml), Freddy Sanchez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sanchfr01.shtml), and cash

I actually think Gonzalez was sent back due to one of the Red Sox guys fail a physical

November 20, 2003
Matt Guerrier (http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/guerrma02.shtml) selected by the Minnesota Twins (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/MIN/2003.shtml) off waivers. Duaner Sanchez (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sanchdu01.shtml) selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAD/2003.shtml) off waivers.

Guerrier has been ok for the Twins, but Sanchez has been good with the Mets

December 15, 2003
Chris Shelton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sheltch01.shtml) drafted by the Detroit Tigers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/DET/2003.shtml) in the 2003 rule V draft.

July 30, 2004 (Standings (http://www.baseball-reference.com/games/standings.cgi?date=2004-07-30)) Traded Kris Benson (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bensokr01.shtml) and Jeff Keppinger (http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/keppije01.shtml) to the New York Mets (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYM/2004.shtml). Received Jose Bautista (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bautijo02.shtml), Ty Wigginton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/wiggity01.shtml), and Matt Peterson (minors).

Got nothing in return for the former #1 overall pick. Who knows what they could've gotten from the Twins.

November 27, 2004 Traded Jason Kendall (http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kendaja01.shtml) and cash to the Oakland Athletics (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/OAK/2004.shtml). Received Mark Redman (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/redmama01.shtml), Arthur Rhodes (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rhodear01.shtml), and cash.

Traded the face of the franchise for pretty much nothing, but this turned out to be a crappy deal for both teams (more for the A's)

December 11, 2004 Traded Arthur Rhodes (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rhodear01.shtml) to the Cleveland Indians (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CLE/2004.shtml). Received Matt Lawton (http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/lawtoma02.shtml).

Traded Lawton and CASH to their division "rivals" Cubs for Jody Gerut. Who has done NOTHING for the Pirates

Traded Redman for Jonah Bayliss (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7582) because they thought it was a good idea to pick up Sean Casey and his $8.5 million salary.

They gave the largest contract in their history for a free agent to Jeromy Burnitz for $6 million (how sad is that?) and he has been BRUTAL. They also gave $4 million to Joe Randa this year.

The second Marte trade isn't looking that great because he can't get out Lefties and he has a 1.45 WHIP.

Jason Bay-Brian Giles seems like a fair trade now that Oliver Perez sucks and isn't in the rotation, and he pulled a fast one on KW with Ritchie.

Conclusion; Littlefield sucks.

06-27-2006, 11:52 PM
That's a lot of research. All of us here at Pirates Interactive thank you.

06-27-2006, 11:53 PM
That's a lot of research. All of us here at Pirates Interactive thank you.
Actually, I looked it up awhile ago on baseball-reference and figured now would be the good time to post it. :redneck

06-27-2006, 11:59 PM
That is quite an impressive resume. :o:

06-28-2006, 12:16 AM
:o: I think thats called pullin all the wrong strings

06-28-2006, 06:02 AM
The pirates have a couple of relief pitchers worth looking at. Maybe we could get one for Ross Gload, a bag of balls, and a Magglio Ordonez bobble head.

06-28-2006, 08:15 AM

I still can't believe the Pirates gift-wrapped the '03 division title to their rivals the Cubs with that Ramirez and Lofton for Bobby Hill deal. Was Littlefield watching too much Cubs on WGN and starting to believe the hype about Hill?

06-28-2006, 09:52 AM
Don't forget the trade of Todd Ritchie for Josh Fogg and Kip Wells

06-28-2006, 11:27 AM
I've been demanding his head on a silver platter for years now.

And he just got his contract extended.