– *ANDREW MCCUTCHEN’S BIG NIGHT*
Brett Gardiner’s the rookie of the year? Not if Andrew McCutchen has a say in the matter. In yesterday’s 11-6 win over the Nationals, McCutchen went 4 for 5, with an incredible 3 homeruns and 6 RBI’s… Just wanted to tip my hat –
Lastings Milledge also made an appearence, and had a nice 2 run double. It’s great to see him finally get the Triple-A call, (where he’s been since the Morgan trade,) – and start contributing to the new Pittsburgh Pirates.
I forget who said it, but I saw a quote on SportsCenter yesterday that said something along the lines of, “The Pirates are the laughing stock of the league.” (Due to the immense amount of recent trades.) Look – what some consider foolish, the Pirates may consider confidence. Maybe they’re confident enough in thier farm system to part with solid players that they feel they can do without. Take McCutchen for example… When you have a minor-leaguer up your sleeve that kicks off his MLB career with 3 for 5 games, it’s safe to say that you knew what you were doing in releasing an all-star like McClouth. I didn’t like the Morgan trade, but honestly – Nyjer Morgan for Lastings Milledge is a pretty equal swap on both ends of the spectrum. We all know that Morgan’s been doing great for the National’s thus far, but it doesn’t appear as though Milledge plans on not holding up his end of the deal for Pittsburgh…
Great win yesterday fellas – you earned it.
– *LOSE 5-0 TO HOUSTON*
*When Andrew McCutchen goes 0-4, you know something wild is going down. That ‘something’ yesterday was Wandy Rodriguez, who threw a complete game – allowing only 5 hits. (Sounds like I’m rooting for the Astros, right?)
Never… but my hat’s off to Wandy for an excellent game. 11 strikeouts leave little room for excuses – he did his thing. I don’t mind giving props where props are due because the Pirates rarely K that often. I’m not dwelling on the loss – (considering the recent trades that’ve left Pittsburgh fans stumped,) because we get the picture at this point. This season became a ‘rebuilding process’ for the Swash-bucklers, (new nickname -) … and it’s something we simply have to deal with.
That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t smack some sense into the GM if I had the chance. (Time to go bi-polar here…) Rebuilding is fine in the major leagues, especially when certain things aren’t getting done – but why in the world would you trade away your all-star ‘sure things‘ ?? I don’t care if you have a dozen outfielders… You don’t trade McLouth because you have Morgan and McCutchen on the way. YOU TRADE MOSS – and keep your top 3 fielders out there to have that portion of the field on lock! If the Pirates outfield was McCutchen, Morgan, and McLouth right now… hands down, they’d have the best OF in the game right now. It’s beyond the field – all three are amazing hitters…
And now I’m angry again lol. Why Morgan!? Why!? McLouth was a low-blow, but trading Morgan for Milledge was devastating after Nate’s departure. It’s almost like the Pirates are TRYING to stay mediocre, because everytime they have thier hands on diamonds – they cash ’em in for chips to gamble. (Now that’s a quote. I like that one…)
Now I’m hearing rumors about Adam LaRoche being traded. Great. Lose the OF that’s an all-star, (McLouth,) – lose the OF that bats .300, (Morgan,) – and lose the FEW power hitters you’ve aquired… (LaRoche AND Hinske.)
I’m grinding my teeth at this point. The only solution is to become a billionaire, buy the Pirates – and make intelligent decisions.