Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sanchez traded to Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - The Giants announce they have acquired second baseman Freddy Sanchez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Minor League pitcher Tim Alderson.

For Sanchez, joining the Giants was a matter of walking from one clubhouse to the other. San Francisco completed a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh with a 1-0 victory Wednesday.

Sanchez, a three-time All-Star and the National League's 2006 batting champion, didn't play in the series due to a sore left knee. That reportedly threatened to scuttle the deal, but Giants management obviously decided to go ahead with the move.

The Giants parted with right-hander Tim Alderson, one of their top pitching prospects, in the deal.

Alderson, 20, has compiled a 6-1 record with 3.47 ERA in 13 starts for Double-A Connecticut this season. In 72 2/3 innings, he has allowed 76 runs while walking 14 and striking out 46.


  1. The Pirates would not be half bad if they kept their players... obviously! But the wholesale sell off of anyone that is good and costs a few bucks is ridiculous. It is no wonder that they draw no crowds. The steelers and Penguins put out the money and put forth a quality team in our "small market area." The Pirates are a joke and should be forced to move out of the city of champions. The record they ser this year is an embarrassment to the baseball fans of our area. Maybe they need another stadium!!!

  2. You are clueless Mr. Anonymous. Have another Iron City and keep those salami suckin lips shut because you don't know what you are talking about. If you had any clue you would know that the players that are being traded STINK that's why the Pirates have not won in 17 YEARS! You trade the bums for youngsters who have a chance to create a new atmosphere within the organization!