No. Not that one.
Neal Huntington continues his “American Pickers” inspired offseason by acquiring non-prospect Chris McGuiness.
My good friend @PiratesVigorish summed it up great on twitter.
Pirates plan must be to address 1B with quantity instead of quality. Buy enough scratch off lottery tickets and eventually one will hit.
— Hidden Vigorish (@piratesvigorish) December 30, 2013
He runs a blog. You should read it. You should follow him on Twitter.
I don’t know that McGuiness is terrible. I just don’t think he’s very good. He’s not better than Alex Dickerson was.
He was just Designated For Assignment so the Rangers pretty clearly didn’t have a need for him.
The Pirates sent them reliever Miles Mikolas, who spent about a month with the Bucs.
That’s why I brought up Alex Dickerson. Miles Mikolas was part of the Dickerson trade> that also brought Jaff Decker into the fold. So it appears the Pirates traded Alex Dickerson for two lesser “prospects”. That’s why the aforementioned lottery ticket example seems very prescient.
The Pirates are now locked and loaded with questionable left-handed options at first.
In the words of the immortal Harry Doyle, “I think I’ll wet my pants”.
Hopefully this year’s Jerry Sands is better than last year’s.