You know I am a die-heart Yankees fan, and the Pirates are my second favorite team, very close to the top then the Dodgers, but if this was a division race it would Be Yankees 0 GB, Piraes .5 GB, and Dodgers 5 GB.
The Pirates trade away the X-Man for a few prospects. Wow. You know the day after the trade someone asked why I live in Pittsburgh and do not cheer for the Pirates all of the time, My response was, how can you cheer for a team that trades away players like Xavier Nady and still has Adam Laroche and Jose Bautista on its team. For the Yankees, it was a great trade, they recieved the X-Man and Damaso Marte a fairly decent lefty pitcher. And they only had to give up Jeff Karstens, Jose Tabata, Ross Oldendorf, nad Daniel Mclutchen. Some Prospects but they got a great left fielder now in Xavier Nady to take over until Heideki Matsui gets back (hopefully never)!
Next the Pirates trade away Jason Bay, to the Red Sox(BOOOOOOOOOOOOO) and the Red Sox (BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO) trade away Manny to the Dodgers, and in return the Pirates recieved Brandon Moss and Craig Hansen from the Red Sox (BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO) and Bryan Moris and you should sit down for this one, Andy Larouche.
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How great the Pirates are bringing in yet anithere Larouche do recieve high expectations and then fail to reach his expectaions. Just like his Big Brother Adam who has simply been spectacular ( If you consider a medocre sub .250 average spectacular). Get this Andy is batting .208 so far this year, yes he is young but he is a Larouche. So the Pirates just traded away arguably one of their best players in the last few years to put on a Pirates uniform, do not get me wrong that is no great accomplishment.
And my favorite yet Jack Wilson is still a Pirate. The day I heard that i heard he might be trades I was so happy. I have bee nwaiting fort the Bucs to trade him away forever but instead they trade away J-Bay, X-Man, and DaMaso Marte.