kab21 wrote:Pittsburgh got a pair of guys that are known more for their name value as prospects than their current prospect status (McDonald doesn't actually qualify). I can't remember the issue with McDonald's pitches but he lacks the pitches to carry his MiLB K rate to the majors. combine that with an iffy BB rate and a flyball tendency and you get mediocrity. Lambo has something like a .750 MiLB career OPS as an average (or worse) defensive corner OF'er. I'm not saying it's a bad trade for the Pirates but it's by no means a steal. they did whatthey should be doing. Adding young players to their system and maybe they get lucky and one them improves.
Well yeah, but considering that Dotel is a pretty average MLB reliever, a couple prospects who have even a decent shot at being productive on an MLB level is quite a haul.