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Old 06-27-2009, 09:21 PM   #405
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Default Re: 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Season Thread

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Originally Posted by SteelCityKing View Post
getting rid of Nyjer Morgan is the next logical step in the decline of the franchise. great base runner, super fast, good feildsman, and he can hit. he's way too good for the Pirates. haha!

good thing it fell through. but i'm waiting for them to dump Doumit. =/

i hope Grienke get a line drive right to the scrotum on Sunday! haha!
Morgan was going to lose his job to either Gorkys Hernandez or Jose Tabata within the next 2 years anyway. As much as I've grown to like him, he's not part of the future of this team and I think he is slightly overvalued. He's definitely NOT a #2 hitter - he should either be leading off or hitting 8th. He's not going to lead off with McCutchen here, and as long as Jack Wilson is here he will not hit 8th. So if they can trade him for something of value, and I'd take Milledge and Stammen for him, then I say they do it. The only problem I would have with the deal, and it could be pretty significant, is that Milledge has character issues and dogs it out there quite often. But there is no question that he is far more talented than Morgan, not to mention 4 years younger.
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