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Bucs Off A Sunken Ship

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You know, I really need to install some sort of laugh track when reading the bottom-of-the-screen scrawl during the MLB trade season.

After trading shortstop Jack Wilson to the Seattle Mariners today, the Pirates sent double-play partner and fellow All-Star infielder Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants tonight.

The Pirates received Double-A pitcher Tim Alderson, a first-round draft pick in 2007, from the Giants in exchange for Sanchez, who won the National League batting title in 2006.

Earlier in the day, the Pirates sent Wilson and enigmatic right-handed pitcher Ian Snell to Seattle.

Coming to the Pirates from Seattle are first baseman Jeff Clement, shortstop Ronny Cedeno and right-handed pitchers Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock. Cedeno will join the major-league team, Clement will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis, and the three pitchers will report to Single-A teams.

Wilson has been the Pirates’ shortstop since 2001 and was the longest current tenured player with the team as well as one of its most popular players.

“It’s a sad day for me,” Wilson said. “Regardless of the record, I take a lot of pride in being a Pittsburgh Pirate. It was an honor to have played for the organization.”

Wilson can be a free agent at the end of the season, and he was asked whether he would consider returning to the Pirates.

“I would definitely consider it,” he said.

CONSIDER RETURNING? Jack, you’re free. Get the hell out of here!

Once again. I don’t care about these “prospects.” If any of them makes an impact in the majors, they’ll just get traded away. God why do people waste their money on this team?

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

July 29, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Posted in Sports

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  1. You know what’s even sadder? Florida is last in MLB in salary,(The Pirates spent 11-12 million more then they did this year, believe it or not), and they are last in attendance, but they are 5 games over .500, and competing for a division title/wildcard berth. Yet we’re told it will take The Buccos 2-4 years before they’ll even start winning?!? It’s times like these were I’m proud to say I haven’t gone to a Pirate game in 12 years.

    Chazz

    July 30, 2009 at 8:41 am

  2. It’s not that rosy in Reds-land either. We’re headed right to the bottom of the division yet again. A once great franchise continues to be an embarrassment.

    Chris G

    July 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    • Chris: “Right to the bottom”? Not as long as the Pirates are in the same division as “your” Reds.

      Chazz: I’ve only gone to ONE game at PNC Park, and that was because I had out-of-town guests that wanted to see the Cubs stomp the shit out of the Bucs. I think you remember that entry, or at least you commented on it at the time. I really need to get my ass in gear with moving material over from the other place.

      kkktookmybabyaway

      July 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm

      • Oh Jesus. I actually used the word “we’re” in my comment about the Reds. I hate when fans say “we” when talking about their city’s team. “We won on Sunday!” Oh really, I didn’t know you were on the field.

        Wow, that’s embarrassing. The fact that I typed that automatically makes me qustion my mental health.

        Chris G

        August 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm


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