Brian Cashman would not talk about the trade. Because the players involved need to have physicals, it’s not official. He pretended like he had no idea what we were talking about.
But all of the players involved have been told that they’ve been traded. The Pirates also admitted to it.
“They were two special guys in our clubhouse and two special guys on the field, and obviously they will be dearly missed,â€ Pirates manager John Russell said. “We felt that this was the best move for the Pittsburgh Pirates as well as being a very good move for X and Damaso.”
Jason Giambi: “It’s a great move. Nady is one of the best right-handed hitters in the game and he’s a tough out. … Marte is an uncomfortable at-bat for a lefty. Those guys are really going to help us.”
No word on when the new guys will arrive.
Oh, and this officially kills whatever 0.1 percent chance there was of signing Barry Bonds. Whew.