The rumor came out last night as we were sitting at the blackjack table – the Pittsburgh Pirates may add an outfielder. The report said they were taking a look at possibly adding Nate McLouth:
The rumor could mean the Pirates could non-tender Garret Jones. But isn’t Jones needed to play first base? No, not if you look further into the rumor this morning.
Jones won’t be needed because Derrek Lee could be rejoining the Pirates? He has a couple of days to decide, but this interest in McLouth might mean more than it appears on the surface…
Or not. God, these Winter Meetings are great fun.
Let’s take a look back at our Nate posts. Talk about a sell-high deal by Neal Huntington and the gang. McLouth was coming off winning a gold glove and slugging .467 on the year.