I thought the main reason the Pirates were trading Giles was to get out from under Jason Kendall's terrible contract (still owed $42 million for the next 4 years), as an incentive for a team to take Kendall. If the Padres aren't taking Kendall, the Pirates shouldn't trade them Giles.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'