Comments on: The Gaby Sanchez Trade From a Marlins Perspective Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lee Young Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:30:00 +0000 Ian…Wandy has a 5.48 ERA (42 runs in 69 inn) in his last 12 starts. He started off 2012 great, but he has sucked since May. That’s why I didn’t want him in the first place. He is fading badly in the twilight of his career imho.

Also, you shouldn’t tell people they’re talking out of their rectum when they disagree with your opinion. It makesyou sound like a twelve yr old!

By: Ian Rothermund Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:54:00 +0000 Why does everyone hate on Wandy? Look at the numbers instead of talking out of your rectum. Is he a star? Hell no, but is he a solid #3 guy that’s an obvious step above the likes of Corriea? Most definitely.

In regards to the other trades, it seems as though the only real question about Snider is if you can keep him healthy. With Sanchez, yeah, that’s a question mark right there. However it’s not as if they gave up much for him and he’s not far removed from success at the major league level.

I love these trades. We gave from the areas of depth, added to the weak points

By: Lee Young Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:48:00 +0000 joe…first of all, I am glad to hear that you ‘love me’….lol

I don’t think the #33 is going to end up THAT low….not as many comp picks this year.

Second, if Gaby hits .270, yeah, it’s a great deal. But aren’t you kind of living in the past? Didn’t you read the article? “59 games, only TWENTY line drives?”. Uh….he hit .202 and got DEMOTED to AAA!

If you want to live in the past, fine….I’ll sell you some Kodak stock. Casey McGeehee had 2 good years with Milwaukee. We got Chad Qualls for him. Severe overpay for Gaby.

Me, I’d rather take a chance on that lotto pick. Barrett Barnes, Vic Black, et al, were comp picks.

By: Tim Williams Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:30:00 +0000 I think you mean Tabata, not Starling.

Also, the deal was a choice between Coke and George Kontos, or Jeff Karstens and Daniel McCutchen. Considering how good Karstens has been, I’m fine with the route they went.

By: joegoodman29 Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:25:00 +0000 Though I truly dislike the Yanks they have given us decent trades in the past and often for players who didn’t work out with them. Marte helped them in the B.P. in their last W.S. victory but other than that ? Blah. They gave us Ohlendorf (contributed enough to get a raise!) Dan McCutchen and Starling. I still wouldve rather have had Phil Coke instead of D Cutch

By: piratemike Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:11:00 +0000 I think the McGehee deal was just a good will gesture to the Yanks for the Burnett trade. They may return it in the future.

By: piratemike Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:01:00 +0000 I didn’t like any of the deals that NH pulled off this year.
But after cooling down a bit I guess he did what he could do without wrecking the minor league system. I don’t know I wasn’t inside the Pirate office.
In reality all we got was two reclaimation projects a not too good minor leaguer relief pitcher and a washed up one and a LH starter who isn’t much better then Correia.
If Snider fullfills his promise and Sanchez gives us close to what he was it will be a good deal if Wandy pitches really well it will be an excellent haul.
Whatever happens it will be a good year for me if they get those 23 more wins.

By: joegoodman29 Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:59:00 +0000 Love the people who want to dump this trade already. We gave up Gorkys (bench OF at best in the majors- plus he’s got no bat at all, especially with Snider coming over) and the #33 pick will be pushed back further when you place all the picks that teams are reimbursed when they lose players via free agents. #33 ends up being probably high 50’s or 60 something. We still keep the pick we burn on Appel plus whatever we get this year. Sanchez was solid up until this year. I’ll take a guy that bats .270 and 20 HR to platoon with our other guy that is essentially the same but with a lower average and higher K rate. I’m not saying get on the bandwagon but its not like Derek Bell or Matt Morris. Plus we have his rights for another year. Who else we have in system at 1st? I’d be more disappointed in MeGeehee for Qualls, a guy who on waivers a couple months ago.

By: Lee Young Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:19:00 +0000 This article makes me hate the deal even more…for the # 33 pick, we get a washed up 1bman and maybe a Daniel McCutcheon/Chris Resop?

Color me unimpressed.

By: Lee Young Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:19:00 +0000 “Sanchez is not the same player he was last year or the year before. The
ball doesn’t jump off his bat the way it used to. In fifty-nine MLB
games this year, Sanchez only had twenty line drives.”

Oh boy….Andy Laroche redux.