In quite the head scraching move the Pirates have traded for Dodger’s outfielder Delwyn Young. The Pirates will either ship two players to be named later or cash to LA.
Now I have no problem with this. I’ve heard of the guy and hear he has a load of upside. He is 26 years old and will just be reaching the prime of his career.
“DY” as he was affectionately called in Las Angeles tore up the minor league circuit. In 2004 he hit 22 homers and batted .281. He made his major league debut in 2006 and has since struggled. His career BA is just .261 and his power numbers have slipped with just three home runs.
The Pittsburgh outfield is already crowded as it is. With Morgan going bonkers at the plate, McClouth solidifed in solid and the front office banking on Moss to contribute there really isn’t room for Young.
On the bench we have Hinske and Monroe who are good players and not getting the playing time they deserve as it is. In the minors we have Cutch and Tabata. The only logical explanation for this is that we will use one of them as more tade bait. He need pitching, all wee can get. More than likely Monroe or Hinske will be outta here first, maybe even Morgan. Morgan is the most attractive of the three because of his hot start. I can even see Adam LaRoche being traded. Moss or Hinkse can fill in at first and even Steve Pearce once he gets the call up.
It’ll be interesting to see how it unfolds and impacts the club….
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