From the Post-Gazette: "The Pirates and Washington have agreed in principle to a trade that would send outfielder Nyjer Morgan and reliever Sean Burnett to the Nationals for outfielder Lastings Milledge and reliever Joel Hanrahan."
Just when I find a player I love to watch, they have to send him away. Which is not to say that Lastings Milledge is not a better player. He might be, but I doubt it. He's batting .167 with one RBI. One.
Admittedly, he's played only seven games. Oh, because the Nats sent him down to AAA affiliate Syracuse in April. You have to be a special kind of suck to be sent down by the lowly Nationals. Super. His 2009 game log is an impressive steaming pile if ever there was one:
Why do I keep thinking about Tyke Redman? (sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?playerId=4442)
Only more injury prone. And way more of a head case.
If it pans out that way, you heard it here first.
The Nyjer Morgan era is over in favor of a head case, injury magnet, and bust. Let the Lastings Milledge era begin!
Meanwhile, I'm still hot about the McLouth trade. Not because Nate McClouth is the second coming of Ralph Kiner, but because I'm convinced that Gorkys Hernandez, Jeff Morton and Jeff Locke are going to end up just three more testaments to mediocrity. Hurrah. More mediocre players.
And people around here wonder why the great unwashed masses yearn for Steelers training camp? Look no further than your Pittsburgh Pirates.
Still Bitter on the North Side
P.S. Is it hockey season yet?