Would it be better to have Stanton?
Did you see that coming in early December? As the Pirates are looking to "rebuild", they are attempting to trade away their valuable assets to get some quality prospects to help bolster their farm system.
Not bad. Not bad at all. With the additions of Longoria and McCutchen, it's obvious that the Giants are trying to reload for 2018 and compete in a division that sent three teams to the playoffs past year.
The McCutchen deal was a particularly deft move by Evans.
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McCutchen, a five-time All-Star, was the National League's MVP in 2013. He hit.291 with 203 home runs and 725 RBIs over nine seasons with the Pirates.
McCutchen can be a defensive upgrade in the outfield as well.
The 2013 #Nl Mvp has had an interesting last few seasons.
The price for free agent corner outfielders was likely too high and so was the price for Lorenzo Cain. Nova had a great two months with the Pirates in 2016, got a below market deal from the club following the season, and was somewhat disappointing last year - so why not look into moving the 31-year old before his contract expires in two seasons? They could even move him for a prospect at the trade deadline if things go horribly awry. A team in win-now mode has a chance to actually win now, all while doing nothing to jeopardize the team's chance of winning later.
It is entirely possible the Giants are not done adding outfielders. The Giants will be hoping to capitalize on that.