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PITTSBURGH - Brian Giles was traded by the Pirates to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday in a long-rumored deal that sends left-hander Oliver Perez, outfielder Jason Bay and a player to be named to Pittsburgh.

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You also left out Rondell White getting traded to the Royals. This - well, both of these - should benefit the Pads in years to come, not to mention generate some excitement in San Diego for the new stadium that opens up next year.

Now, for the SDers, was Perez the top young pitcher, or do you have more down there that those of us in the East Coast/East Heartland area may not have heard of?





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I think Jake Peavy is/was the top young guy in SD.



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Shit shit shit shit shit.

Perez is going to be a great pitcher. He's.... 21, 22? He's a lefty who throws too many pitches to get strikeouts... and he doesn't make it past the 5th inning. Today.

I really thought he was part of the future of this team. I can't believe they would get rid of him. He seemed like a future 20 game winner to me - he's unhittable when he is on.

Bay is supposed to be a stud as well. We brought him up, only to have him break something a week in. I never got to see him play.

Giles is a nice addition - but I'm going to miss Ollie. I hope the Pads didn't fuck this trade up.



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That's funny. I didn't think you were that high on Perez. I guess I had too much beer at the park that day. :>

I wonder how much $$$ they think the Pet is going to bring in, to allow this move and the "future" deals Towers seems to be hinting at in interviews.




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Oh, don't get wrong. He's not so good right now. He focuses too much on Ks and tries to get everyone out - usually taking 5-7 pitches per AB - and he has a lot of walks.


Still, he's young, left-handed, and has some wicked pitches. I can't see why you would give up on him *coughRubenRiveracough*.

Maybe he's got an attitude problem, or our coaches just couldn't reach him *coughBretBoonecough*



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Geez, I went from "phew, no more White to worry about" to "Aw crap" in about an hour or so.
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I like the trade. I don't like the fact that the Padres had to send Perez in the deal, but Giles is a stud. I would take a serious look at the Padres this month. The way they play now should be a good indicator for next season. Towers also said the extra money coming in from PETCO Park will allow the Padres to go after a couple of starting pitchers, a catcher, and get some bullpen help. 2004 could be interesting.



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Big Giles fan, and sad to see him leave Pittsburgh. He put up some great numbers.. but he is in his mid-30's. His final play in a Pirates uniform was running down a fly ball, over his shoulder, in Milwaukee and not being able to come up with it. Symbolic in some ways, I suppose.

The one bright spot to seeing other Pirates leave was the fact that the guys usualy got dealt to a contender (Jason Schmidt and John VanderWal in 2001, Scott Sauerbeck in 2003, Danny Darwin in 1996, Denny Neagle in 1996, Tony Womack in 1999, etc) You could say "well, good for him. Now he'll get a chance to play in the post season". Then Giles goes to .... San Diego. Considering that the A's and Yankees were rumored to be pursuing him in years past, it was a bit of a downer.



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Hoffman's back?!?
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    Originally posted by darkdragoon
    Hoffman's back?!?


Yup. Off the DL on Tuesday, into my Wiener League roster.



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yowza, this week is really going to suck...
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