Found July 31, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
By now you’ve read that the Pirates are allowing Brad Lincoln to explore the wonders of Yonge Street and Casa Loma in Toronto in exchange for giving Travis Snider the opportunity to eat at Primanti’s and gape in awe at Fallingwater. My snap reaction is that I would have loved this trade in 2010 for the Pirates.  Taking away the context, the Pirates traded a reliever for a young corner outfielder with 4 years of control left.  However, adding in the context that exists in 2012 and I’m not sure this deal by itself is going to help the Pirates make a push for the playoffs.  In fact, it may have weakened them for a playoff run in 2012 by taking a key cog away from the shutdown bullpen. At this point of the season, if a starter gives the bullpen a lead going into the 7th and I know it would be Lincoln-Grilli-Hanrahan, you could get one hand on the Jolly Roger (with some dramatics along the way, but it got done).  Now the Pirates will hope that Jared Hughes will step up his game another n...

Brad Lincoln Traded, Yinzer Meltdown Ensues

Where to begin?  If you’ve been on the internet at all, especially twitter, you know that 93.7 The “Fan” and specifically Paul Alexander have been ground zero for idiocy and moronic baseball talk.  This centers around the trade that sent RHP Brad Lincoln to the Toronto Blue Jays for left handed outfielder Travis Snider. Nevermind [...]

Pirates trade Brad Lincoln to Blue Jays for Travis Snider

Well…this certainly came out of nowhere. Just after midnight on MLB’s deadline day, the Pirates sent Brad Lincoln to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Travis Snider. “Who the heck is Travis Snider??” you ask? He’s a 24-year old outfielder that his hit for an OK .247/.305/.429 line in just over 900 PA’s over parts of five seasons. Yes, parts of five seasons...

Pirates Trade Brad Lincoln to Toronto for Travis Snider

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln. The 24-year-old Snider was Toronto’s first round selection in the 2006 First Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays in 2008. The left-handed hitter entered tonight’s action with a.235 average, three homers and eight...

Priates get Snider from Jays for Lincoln

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking to add a power bat to their lineup, and they did so with a trade early Tuesday morning. However, the player the Pirates traded for had never been mentioned in the multitude of rumors surrounding the club in recent weeks. The Pirates acquired outfielder Travis Snider from Toronto for right-handed reliever Brad Lincoln. Snider is expected...

Blue Jays, Pirates swap Snider for Lincoln

Last week, I mentioned that the Blue Jays had a very interesting trade chip in Travis Snider. Late tonight, Toronto cashed in that trade chip, sending Snider to Pittsburgh for Brad Lincoln.  On the surface, this doesn't seem like very good value for Snider. Lincoln's "just a reliever", but a good one, He's been a crucial part of Pittsburgh's bullpen...

Blue Jays Trade Travis Snider to Pirates for Brad Lincoln

Red Sox foe Travis Snider is heading to the National League, where he won't be facing Boston quite as often. Snider is headed to Pittsburgh for a pennant race with the Pirates, who are looking to add some offense in support of superstar Andrew McCutcheon. In exchange, Toronto will receive 27-year-old pitcher Brad Lincoln. Lincoln is 4-2 with a 2.73 ERA out of the bullpen this...

The trade deadline is upon us

After swapping Brad Lincoln for Travis Snider last night, I'm guessing that Neal Huntington has fired most of his major trade deadline bullets. There was some thought amongst Pirate fans (not any actual rumors connected to this, just speculation after the Snider trade) last night that Huntington may now flip Starling Marte in a bigger deal since he has another young outfielder...

Pirates trade Brad Lincoln to the Blue Jays for Travis Snider

#Bluejays have traded Snider to the #Pirates for RHP Brad Lincoln.#Jays — Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) July 31, 2012 Hold on while I pull myself together.

Snider acquired from Jays for Lincoln

The Pirates acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln early Tuesday morning in advance of the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Game 104

Brad Lincoln Traded, Yinzer Meltdown Ensues.   First Pitch:  2:20 PM EST Where to Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, WGN   WGN might be the worst channel on television.   Travis Wood, LHP (25) It would be wrong of me not to mention the fact that Wood allowed five homers in his last game. Yup five. [...]

Toronto Blue Jays trade Travis Snider to Pirates for Brad Lincoln

Travis Snider (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Toronto Blue Jays traded fan-favourite Travis Snider to the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 30 halfway through their 4-1 loss in Seattle against the Mariners. The Blue Jays received right-handed relief pitcher Brad Lincoln in return for the left fielder. Shortly after Snider was sent packing, general manager Alex Anthopoulos then traded Eric...

Daniel McCutchen to Join Pirates Bullpen

According to a source, right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen is expected to join Pittsburgh to replace Brad Lincoln’s spot in the bullpen. McCutchen posted a 3.40 ERA over 45.0 innings this season at Triple-A. Lincoln was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last night in a deal that sent outfielder Travis Snider to the Pirates.

Blue Jays shore up bullpen with two trades

Neither trade was a blockbuster, but the Toronto Blue Jays made two deals Monday to bolster their pitching depth, an area that has been depleted by injuries this season. The cost was a couple of left-handed-hitting outfielders who have spent most of this season in the minors after receiving multiple chances to stick in the majors. Travis Snider, just back from Class AAA Las Vegas...

Jays added to bullpen but couldn't acquire a starter

The Toronto Blue Jays couldn't make a big splash before the trade deadline. The best they could do was cause a couple of ripples when they traded outfielders Travis Snider and Eric Thames for relief pitchers Brad Lincoln and Steve Delabar. Back on July 20, they made a 10-player deal that brought them reliever Brandon Lyon and starter/reliever J.A. Happ from the Houston Astros...

Travis Snider

TRAVIS SNIDER CORNER OUTFIELDER Born: February 2, 1988 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 235 Bats: Left Throws: Left Drafted: 1st Round, 14th Overall, 2006 (Blue Jays) How Acquired: Traded from Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln High School: H.M. Jackson HS, Mill Creek, WA Agent: CAA Sports WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES The Pirates acquired Snider from the Blue Jays at the 2012...
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