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KCollins1304 wrote:mweir145 wrote:I would have just signed Bonds for nothing instead of trading prospects for a guy that's sure to regress the rest of this season, but I'm no GM. The Yankees will certainly be a better team either way, though.
They got Nady because he's right-handed.
stumpak wrote:The reputation the Pirates are acquiring is interesting. The cry all summer about how they want multiple elite prospects for Nady, Bay or Marte, and then they dump both Marte and Nady for a package that is highlighted by a very questionable guy like Tabata. They did the same thing 2 years ago when they moved Perez.
Frankly, I am surprised that they could not get a little bit more. Given Marte's impending option, I understand trading him, but why move Nady for pennies on the dollar when you have him another year? I would have tried to end this season on a high note (close to .500) by keepiong Nady. They always coudl have traded him next year. I know McCutcheon is in the wings, but just move Nady to 1B and move LaRoche.
Not as bad as the Rauch trade, but far from good for the Pirates and great for the Yankees.
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