One Year Ago Today: Morgan/Milledge Trade

One year ago today the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan in exchange for Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett.  The deal was first rumored four days earlier, when Ed Price reported that the Pirates and Nationals had been in talks over a Morgan/Milledge swap, and that the Pirates wanted Craig Stammen included in the deal.  Following the rumor, a debate started over what was better: talent or a good...

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Neal Huntington Trade Grades

The list below is a tally of all of the trades made by Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington. The ultimate goal of any trade is to improve the team at the Major League level. Therefore, I decided to focus on the wins above replacement (WAR) stats for all players exchanged in the deal. To read about WAR, check out this series of articles at FanGraphs. As for the trades, the rules for each player: 1. WAR totals are taken...

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Pirates Resource Center

One of the things I want to do with this blog is provide a one stop shopping area for Pirates information. This not only will include 40-man roster listings, 25-man roster projections, and payroll figures, but will also include information like attendance history, transaction histories, and season by season records (although I’m not sure there’s many people who want a reminder of how bad the Pirates have been these last 16...

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Pittsburgh Pirates GM Trade Histories

I’ve completed the trade histories for Neal Huntington and Dave Littlefield. Obviously the Neal Huntington page will be updated whenever a new trade is completed. In the future I plan to add a page for Cam Bonifay, and maybe more Pirates GMs of the past. Info came from various sources, and is as accurate as I can tell. Neal Huntington Trade History Dave Littlefield Trade...

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Neal Huntington Trade History

I’ve been a fan of the majority of Neal Huntington’s trades so far. He’s managed to get bullpen arms (Yates, Bautista) and bench players (Michaels, Diaz) for next to nothing. The one trade I didn’t like was the Salomon Torres deal before the 2008 season. Neal held on to Bay, Nady, and pretty much everyone else before the 2008 season, hoping their value would increase from the 2007 season. I have no clue why...

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