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    Braves Get Nate McClouth

    So there's one talented player out of the Central....



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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    Thats a nice trade for Atlanta.



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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    That's a big pick up. Gorkys Hernandez is supposed to be a stud, but really, how well have these trades panned out for the Pirates in the past?



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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    Gorkys is probably the coolest name ever!



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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Gorkys is probably the coolest name ever!
    Better than Bastardo?



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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    They also got All-Star Nate McLouth.



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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Thats a nice trade for Atlanta.
    I'm wishing they didn't have to give up Jeff Locke. He has pitched well this year in the minors and in the winter leagues. I think he could be great.

    But, hopefully McClouth can show the current lineup what to do w/ that chunk of lumber in their hands...


    Last edited by madcityCY; 06-03-2009 at 08:54 PM.

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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    I'm wishing they didn't have to give up Jeff Locke. He has pitched well this year in the minors and in the winter leagues. I think he could be great.

    Butt, hopefully McClouth can show the current lineup what to do w/ that chunk of lumber in their hands...
    You mean take a dive, writhe on the ground, and take your base?


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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    You mean take a dive, writhe on the ground, and take your base?
    Instead of that.

    Yes, I am embarrassed for Mr. Escobar. Almost as embarrassed as I am for Greg Paulus and his acting job.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0upQDkY-pg]YouTube - dook's (duke's) Greg Paulus flops (better quality)[/ame]

    Atleast it worked for Escobar.



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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    Instead of that.

    Yes, I am embarrassed for Mr. Escobar. Almost as embarrassed as I am for Greg Paulus and his acting job.

    YouTube - dook's (duke's) Greg Paulus flops (better quality)

    Atleast it worked for Escobar.
    I just assumed that he recalled some childhood trauma where a pitched baseball hit a bat he was holding. The emotional pain made the base worth the giving.


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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    Quote Originally Posted by DavClone View Post
    They also got All-Star Nate McLouth.
    What are you talking about? Do you not understand this trade? The Braves sent Gorkys Hernandez, among other prospects to the Pirates for Nate McLouth.



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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    Wow...

    I honestly cannot figure out what the Pirates are trying to accomplish in Pittsburgh. I understand that, like other small market teams, they have to build a winner by building up their farm system. The only problem is they've been trying to build that sucker for years, and at some point you've got to hold onto the talent and run with it. ESPN was saying that last year the Pirates had the best outfield in the Major Leagues - why not try to build around that instead of always trading away their young studs to get the next crop of prospects that may or may not flame out in the Minors?

    As someone else commented on the ESPN site, Pittsburgh continues to be an overglorified MLB farm team.


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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    I also do not understand the Pirates philosophy. But, as a Cubs fan, I don't mind at all. Thanks for Aramis Ramirez by the way, Buccos!



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    Re: Braves Get Nate McClouth

    At this time last year, the Pirates had Jason Bay in left, McLouth in center and Xavier Nady in right. That's a pretty good outfield. They haven't had a winning season since 1992, which was the last year Barry Bonds was there.

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