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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 for a 24-year old. Snider was the 14th overall pick in the 2006 draft, and debuted in the bigs as a 20-year-old in 2008. Now, the issue is that he’s bounced up and down since then, but his minor league numbers are very good. He’s a big power guy, which of course comes along with a good bit of strikeouts. I’m seeing a few similarities to Pedro Alvarez here, though not quite as extreme with the strikeouts or the power.
Snider will start for the Pirates right away and should be an upgrade over Alex Presley, with potential to become a lethal middle-of-the-order bat. The Pirates control his rights through 2015 (next yea...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
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.
Born: February 2, 1988
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
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The Pirates acquired Snider from the Blue Jays at the 2012...
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...
I'm going to talk about the trade deadline at greater length later tonight (probably much greater length), but for now let's focus on the game the Pirates have coming up in three hours against the Cubs. That is, after all, what the trade deadline is about, right?The good news is that my guess that Travis Snider wouldn't make it to Chicago in time for tonight's game...
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. [...]
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Pittsburgh Pirates will be focusing on their bullpen and bench after they filled their outfield spot with Travis Snider last night. He points out that they didn’t deal Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, which likely rules out options such as Shin-Soo Choo, and others who would require a top prospect today.
One trend to note: the Pirates have...
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.
This year has been the craziest Pirates season we’ve seen since all the losing started 20 years ago. Before the year started, we were just hoping they wouldn’t look as bad as they did when 2011 ended…and maybe finish within 5 games of .500 (we had them pegged for 77-85 in our season preview). Instead, the Buccos are right smack in the middle of a pennant race, and yesterday...