The Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t done wheeling and dealing. It is being reported that they have agreed on a deal that will send 5 X All Star Center fielder Andrew McCutchen to the San Fran Cisco Giants. The deal is pending a review of medical records and the Pirates return has not been released.
Adding McCutchen to a lineup that that has Evan Longoria and Buster Posey makes the Giants serious contenders in the NL West Division.
Last year, McCutchen batted .279 with 28 HR’s and 88 RBI’s. Throughout his career he has been a offensive and defensive monster, he is a 4 X Silver Slugger Award winner, Gold Glove Winner in 2012 and NL MVP in 2013.
Breaking news: The Tampa Bay Rays and the San Francisco Giants have agreed on a trade that will send 3B Evan Longoria and cash to the Giants for 3B Christian Arroyo and OF Denard Span along with prospects LHP Matt Krook & Stephen Woods.
Bad news for Pablo Sandoval, looks like hes out of a job again. This now gives the Giants another big bat in their lineup to go along with Buster Posey.
For the Rays, they get a young player who has great upside and a veteran CF that they can plug in for a year. The Rays also shed Longoria’s contract and even though its a bargain it will still help lower their payroll.
In the end, it looks like both sides win. I would give a slight edge to the Giants because Longoria is a stud and will help them immediately.
The Garoppolo era began yesterday with a 15-14 win at Soldier Field on a last-second FG by Robbie Gould (against his old team, nonetheless) to propel the 49ers to their second victory of the year. Obviously a lost season for the Niners, who — to be honest are just spoiling their draft spot at this point, were able to have a bright spot this season after the big mid-season trade. With reports already that they are going to franchise tag Garoppolo after the season, Kyle Shanahan looked to the former Patriots’ backup QB to see if he could provide the spark that the Niners franchise needed.
Jimmy G finished the game going 26 – 37 with 293 yards and 1 interception. Not eye popping numbers but he did lead his team 92 yards to kick the game winning FG. Also, pretty hard to argue these stats:
Kidding obviously but this was a huge sign for the 49ers to see some positivity come out of Garoppolo. They’ll still end up with a high draft pick and look to add a star to bolster their rebuild. The future looks bright for the 49ers for sure but in the NFC West, it may be awhile until we’re able to see a competitive Niners team.