I apologize for making this post, its something I had planned on doing regardless of the infinite amount of posts on trading and the deadline. I totally support the rec'd fan post above that has to do with all trades leading up to the deadline but let me get to my point here now. I casual visit the Atlanta Braves SBN site Talking Chop. While they make similar posts about trades I wondered over and made an inquiry.
The Pirates will more than likely head to the end of July as "buyers" (knock on wood). With this comes the opportunity to improve the team for the stretch run as we push potentially for the playoffs. An area we need improvement in is our starting rotation. My initial question to those on Talking chop was this:
Wondering what Braves fans think of trading Jair Jurrjens to the Pirates and what it would take to acquire him. Thanks for any input, as I’ll take the info back to our SBN site
I typically get good feed back and to this point I have not been disappointed. From a Braves fan point of view here were some thoughts:
JJ for Tabata clean swap.. I’d do it in a heartbeat.
In baseball, you're supposed to sit on your ass, spit tobacco, and nod at stupid things. Perfect life might I add.
A CF who could be ready next spring
or a LF with a big stick, and the deal would be accepted quick imo.
A C prospect probably
preferably a B or B-, but a C or so. Problem is, we need him now with our injury situation.
I’d be curious to have a scout’s look at Alen Hanson… particularly on whether he would have a chance at third base. He’s listed as SS or 2B, but he’s having a rough go at it… SS for the most part. He’s a long way off (SALly league A ball), but it’s his bat that seems to be launching him up the prospect charts.
"Sir Stealth, Stay stealth.. Your a moron" (jrod1142), 12/15/11 (the epic FWren Fortitude FanPost)
I bring up Jurrjens because this is a very good buy low option for the Pirates. Jurrjens has the upside to be a 1 or 2 guy in the rotation and is more than just a rental as he is can be retained through next season as well. He has been inconsistent this year and without looking up advanced stats one can see his BB/9, H/9 and HR/9 are up while his K/9 is down. Maybe a change of scenery can help this or maybe its just a waste of an idea. With what Braves fans are looking for (which doesn't appear to be too much) I think Jurrjens is the correct gamble. At worst he is replacing Correia in the rotation which doesn't set us back much if Jurrjens does not pitch well. If he comes back around to his old numbers he becomes the quality arm we could use for not only this season but next year as well.
I would like to hear the BD thoughts on acquiring Jurrjens on the low and what you think it may take to get him.