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Curse of the Nate McLouth trade strikes the Pirates too

Jul 28, 2010, 12:13 PM EDT

Yesterday the Braves demoted struggling center fielder Nate McLouth to Triple-A after he hit just .168 in 62 games this season and .225/.327/.365 in 146 games since Atlanta acquired him from Pittsburgh last June for prospects Gorkys Hernandez, Jeff Locke, and Charlie Morton.
Morton is 6-18 with a 6.03 ERA in 28 starts for Pittsburgh since the trade and just hours after McLouth’s demotion the Pirates announced that Hernandez will miss the next 3-4 months with a broken finger suffered at Double-A.
Locke has somehow avoided the curse of being involved in the swap, going 10-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 100/16 K/BB ratio in 103 innings between Single-A and Double-A.

  1. funi - Jul 28, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    3 years ago the Pirates had the most productive outfield with Bay, Nady and McClouth.. They traded all of them, they been bust and now got Tabata,McCluttchen and Millidge and they will be the most productive OF in 2 years.

  2. birdmancometh - Jul 28, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    I will bet you $100,000 dollars that Tabata, “McCluttchen”(that can’t be right), and Millidge will not be the most productive OF in 2 years.

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