Sunday, July 5, 2009
Following the trades of Nate McClouth, Nyjer Morgan, Eric Hinske and Sean Burnett, not to mention Jason Bay last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are continuing to deal. In a startling trade, the Pirates sent Willie Stargell's career and the 1991 National League East title to the Yankees for Kyle Hawkins (a little league all-star in the Bronx), a dozen baseballs, some pine tar and 3 giant tubs of Dubble Bubble gum.
Pirates GM, Neal Huntington, wants to reassure fans that these, as well as future moves, are necessary for the franchise to look towards the future. "Stargell's career and the 1991 NL East title are in the past, we need to build for the future. That Hawkins kid is gonna be pretty good. He throws, like 58 miles per hour. I think that's good for a 12 year old. He can play a little shortstop too. And we're not done trading. We need to do all we can to improve by, say....2014. If we can get a good offer for the 1960 World Series trophy, we'll do it. I'm not against trading PNC Park for a few minor league stadiums either."