Pirates trade options
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington calls trading Andrew McCutchen "the hardest decision I've had to make" because of how good a person and player McCutchen is. Pirates infielder Josh Harrisonin response to Pittsburgh's recent trades of Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Colesaid he also would prefer to be traded if the organization intends to enter a rebuilding phase. Harrison, who has spent his entire seven-year career with the Pirates, said in a statement released Tuesday to The Athletic that "perhaps it would be better for all involved, that I also am traded.
Saying that, the GM is on record as saying, 'When we get back to postseason-caliber baseball, we would love our fans to come back out. I want what is best for the organization that gave me a chance to be a Big Leaguer. The Pirates traded McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants on Monday in a deal that team chairman Bob Nutting acknowledged was "one of the most emotionally agonizing decisions that we have had to make in my tenure.
The Pirates received a total of six players -- either minor league prospects or young major leaguers with little experience -- in the two trades. Cole and Cutch were not just friends, they were the best pitcher and best position player on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now, I am the most tenured member of the Pirates, I want to win, I want to contend, I want to win championships inand beyond.
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