Comments on: Pirates trade McLouth to Atlanta http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-14548 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-14548 Grossman and Marte have cooled off since the season began. Cole has had his troubles too.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-1217 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 06:30:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-1217 Gorkys has drawn comparisons to Kenny Lofton. That's not a bad thing if he turns in to another Lofton. I could see 10 HR power.

Gorkys/McCutchen/Tabata is going to be a very fast outfield when the time comes.

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By: Jim Rosati http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-1216 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 05:06:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-1216 I agree. Heyward would have been better than Hernandez.

But Hernandez is also really young still (21). And I would say he has more power than a Morgan. Hernandez could develop some power. Not much…but some.

Morgan hit 7 HR's in 6 minor league seasons. Hernandez has 14 in 4. A little better.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-1215 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 04:59:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-1215 I like the fact that we're going to see McCutchen up. However, we could have traded McLouth for a bag of balls and still accomplished that.

After thinking a bit more, I would have been happy if we got Heyward. Gorkys seems like another Nyjer Morgan. Not a big upgrade there. Heyward is the type of player we need: potential power hitting outfielder/#3 hitter.

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By: Jim Rosati http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-1214 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 04:29:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/pirates-trade-mclouth-to-atlanta.html#comment-1214 See, I love the trade.

I get what you're saying about not getting a player who can contribute immediately for McLouth. But at the same time, this trade means Cutch is now the starting center fielder…so it's kind of like we got someone to take over…kinda.

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