The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they traded one of the best outfielders in franchise history Monday, sending Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants. The Pirates received pitcher Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international bonus pool space. Reynolds is considered the fourth-best prospect in the Giants’ system.
After acquiring Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays last month, the Giants weren’t done building the best roster in the majors as they have now gone out and snatched up Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Super teams are forming and the Giants might have the best one.
Evan Longoria is coming off a down 2017. In that down year, he still hit 20 home runs and 86 RBIs while batting .261. He also went home with a Gold Glove thus solidifying him being one of the best third basemen in the game.
Andrew McCutchen had a pretty similar season to Evan Longoria except ya know, better. McCutchen hit 28 bombs, 88 RBIs and hit .279. These are two perennial all-stars we’re talking about with the potential to hit 30 balls into the stands and drive in 100 runs easily.
Put Andrew McCutchen, Evan Longoria and Buster Posey vs. Everybody and I have my money on the Giants every single time. Add that to the fact that Madison Bumgarner is returning fully healthy as the Ace of the staff and hopefully won’t have any more dirtbike injuries because he is a full grown adult man and not a teenager.
I should mention that I fully completely comfortable talking up the Giants because I don’t think they play the Yankees at all this season so they are not direct competition, therefore, it is as if they in an entirely different league which I suppose they do in a way. If the Giants played in the American League East, this article would be about how awful and overrated this team is and some shit talking about Pablo Sandoval weighing in at 2,456 pounds.
But shout out to the Giants who might win 120 games this year.
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