Tagged: Joel Hanrahan

*SHIP ABANDONS PIRATES!?*

   – *WHERE DOES IT END?*

   I’m outraged. Plain and simple, as a Pirates fan – I’m outraged at the latest transactions the Pirates have made. This is getting ridiculous.

   – *WHAT HAPPENED?*

   Aside from trading Erik Hinske to the Yankees for two Class-A players, Pittsburgh went on to trade Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett to the Nationals for Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan. The reasoning behind this is beyond me. Pirate fans out there have every right to be fuming about this latest trade, because Morgan was a proven ‘keeper’ time and time again. Nyjer Morgan was my FAVORITE PLAYER on the Pirates, and with the loss of Nate McLouth a few weeks ago… I’m running out of reasons to believe in their management.

   The McLouth trade was astonishing, but the performances we’ve seen from Andrew McCutchen have Pittsburgh fans thinking that maybe, just maybe – the Pirates organization knew what they were doing.

   But the notion that Nyjer Morgan was a ‘pawn to potentially trade’ is rediculous! CAN THEY NOT SEE that having Morgan, combined with McCutchen in the outfield was one of the best duos in the game right now!!?? (Expect to see a lot more exclamation points here…) Just imagine McCutchen, Morgan, AND McLouth in the field for a minute people. The Pirates constantly excuse their trades with being some part of a ‘building process,’ – but if they had ANY head on their shoulders at all… they’d see that they had the potential to have the most DOMINANT outfielding trio in the game!! It’s beyond just the outfield… all three of these players are superb hitters as well!! I don’t even know what else to say – I’m just absolutely furious at this point. Lastings Milledge is a great player, but Nyjer Morgan was an unknown all-star in my books, and words can’t describe how angry Pittsburgh fans should be.

   I’ll end my ranting and raving like this. IT’S NO WONDER that you can’t buy a Pirates jersey other than Roberto Clemente’s… because everytime you have a favorite player on this team… they’re gone before you know it! (How’s THAT for a quote?)  Morgan was a jersey I had planned to have custom made, and now… I’m afraid to get a last name on the back at all. What’s the point? When McLouth was traded, I made a blog sarcastically recommending  that they trade Freddie Sanchez and Nyjer Morgan while they’re at it. I never thought in a million years it would happen…  It is truley a sad day for Pittsburgh, McCutchen, the fans… even IF Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan do well.

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