It’s been a busy day for the local guys on the Pirates. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post the Giants will soon land Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez, the former Burbank High standout.
Additionally, Jon Heyman at Si.com reports that the names being talked about from the Giants end are prospects John Bowker, Kevin Frandsen and Jesus Guzman.
Sanchez has an $8 million option for next year, after which he becomes a free agent. He recently declined a contract extension from the Pirates, which pretty much guaranteed he’s be traded this year.
Earlier, the Pirates traded SS Jack Wilson (Thousand Oaks High) to the Mariners.
Wow, how would you like to be a Pirates fan and lose your entire middle infield in one day? By the way, if you’re keeping track at home the Pirates have now dealt Sanchez, Wilson, 1B Adam LaRoche, CF Nate McLouth and LF Nyjer Morgan this season.