The Atlanta Braves have acquired Nate McLouth from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for starters Jeff Locke Charlie Morton, and center fielder Gorkys Hernandez.
McLouth has 9 HR and 34 RBI in 168 at bats this season. He’s hitting .256 with a .349 on-base percentage and a .470 slugging percentage. McLouth is signed through 2011, with a club option for 2012.
What do you guys think? Does this make the Braves condenders for the NL East once again, or do they need more?
Quite honestly, this is a pitiful move for the Pirates to make. McLouth is young, cheap, and a solid player; which means by trading him away they’re admitting that they won’t compete in their division for a number of years. What kind of message does that send to their fanbase? From the Braves standpoint, this is an excellent deal. They might be one key player away from making a run at the division.
Thanks to MTR for the story…