Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 12/6/11
It looks like Nate McLouth's return to the Pirates is all but a done deal, as Ken Rosenthal is reporting tonight that the two sides have agreed to terms and only a physical separates this deal from completion. If McLouth hadn't once been a Pirate, I doubt this move would garner much interest. With Xavier Paul gone, the Pirates only have three big league outfielders and since Alex Presley is a bit of an unknown quantity and since Jose Tabata tends to get hurt a lot, they need someone else until they're sure Gorkys Hernandez is ready. Nate McLouth is "someone else." He had a couple good years a couple of years ago and he's been awful lately, but PNC Park can be friendly to lefties and he only just turned 30 and it's a one-year deal, so there's not really anything to get worked up over. Of course, McLouth is more than just some guy because he's an ex-Pirate. He was sort of the face of the "This Front Office Has No Clue What They're Doing" movement during the late Littlefield era when t...
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