There were lots of rumors yesterday that Nate McLouth was was the block to be traded and this caused great consternation to some members of Pirate Nation, especially some on the Pirates mailing list (for the young kids reading, mailing lists were before blogs and web based forums way back in the paleo days of the 1990’s). Anyway, our GM laid those rumors to rest:
“We are not actively looking to trade Nate McLouth,” Huntington said.
“Nate is a guy we like a lot,” he continued. “He is a great fit. We feel like there are a lot [of people] in the [Pirates front office] that wish we could get him every day at-bats.”
If you consider the rumor that I just posted, this looks to be quite true.