Comments on: Neal Huntington Trade Grades Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: James S Sun, 06 May 2012 08:49:00 +0000 Well I guess Hansen is no good then. Only 6 walks, he might as well pack it in and go work at McDonalds.

By: Lee Young Tue, 01 May 2012 12:22:00 +0000 I would like to see him do it for a whole year. If he tires again, perhaps we only have a util if?

I also wish Jarek could stay healthy.

By: Lino Donoso Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:10:46 +0000 The type of trades the Pirates have made — major league starters (mostly) for "prospects" (mostly) would seem to impose a negative value AT THIS POINT. (No, I don't fully comprehend WAR).

Nevertheless, I agree with the above poster: Will be interesting to see how (if) things change over the next year or two. Thanks very much for putting it together.

By: marklandson Fri, 21 Aug 2009 16:18:13 +0000 This is a great tool. Thanks very much for putting it together!

"Trade Grades" might not be the best term for this, since a grade implies a subjective mark of quality. One might still give the Nady/Marte trade an A+ grade at this point, considering all the players in return have a chance to be solid contributors in the future.

This is more of a running tally, which will be exciting to watch over time as it changes.

It would be interesting to see these values in a graph form as values change over the years.

Thanks for doing this!