Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Ok, in our personal effort to start following baseball more closely, we present this installment of our daily "feature," lamely titled "Peanuts Here." (We'll see how long this lasts).

In his effort to maintain the high level of futility he has exhibited thus far in his career as a GM (i.e., trading away Jason Schmidt, Jason Kendall, Sean Casey, Aramis Ramirez, and Chris Young for nothing in exchange), Dave Littlefield has made yet another mind boggling move at the trading deadline. This time, he decided to take Matt Morris (and his 7.94 ERA since mid-June) off the San Francisco Giants' hands.

Despite Morris' craptastic numbers, the Pirates agreed to pay the rest of his 2007 salary (over $10M), a ridiculous $9.5M in 2008, and a $1M buyout in 2009, at which point Morris will be approaching 35. Add all of this to the fact that the Pirates are not even close to being a playoff contender, and we have no choice but to believe that Dave Littlefield hates winning and loves causing misery to the fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates. And though the guys over at Honest Wagner say they actually like the deal, we found this "reason" pretty delightful: "5. I have not witnessed the recent struggles of Matt Morris. Ignorance is bliss. He comes to me with a clean slate." Ignorance is bliss, indeed.

-- Tommy Gunz

1 comment:

Tim said...

great peanuts here. best one yet