In the immediate aftermath of the Neil Walker trade last week, I wrote that I thought that a straight comparison of Walker to Niese was not necessarily a fair assessment of the trade. Walker, after all, will be replaced on the field and in the lineup by (mostly) Josh Harrison, while Niese will be filling a hole in the rotation. That’s important because it means that, if we use...
Alen Hanson was signed by the Pirates as a teenager way back in 2009, so it probably feels like he's been around forever. I guess this post is my way of saying I hope you didn't fall asleep on him, as he's finally getting close to the major leagues. Don't get me wrong - he won't be up anytime soon with Neil Walker established at second base, but we could see Hanson take over at...
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