Malkamaniac wrote:I never understood the clearing payroll part unless they planned to trade Hanrahan already knowing that it would likely be a money dump for him.
It feels like they signed a guy because the Pirates didn't want to pay 7+ million to a closer(and ended up paying 6.25 or whatever for Grilli).
I am so tired of hearing the, help is along the way in the minors theory. If that was the case, they wouldn't continually try and add to the farm in the way they do.
kenny the kangaroo is terribly vexed about the trade.
on one hand, the pirates management has been yakking about how they are willing to pay more money and they are interesting in winning now.
but by the same token, they are willing to trade their all star closer for some guys that may or may not help the major league team this year, and while management may not say it, hanrahan's price tag probably had something to do with it. so it brings back the whole question: when is managment going to make an all out committment to winning?
obviously no one really knows if hanrahan is going to end up working in boston or if any of the four players the pirates acquired will help the pirates break the .500 mark.
but it would be nice to see a move for guys that may or may not contribute for an all star is kind of discouraging.