Buccos Get More Cowbell With Corey Dickerson
The Pirates acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson on Thursday from the Rays.
Dickerson had been designated for assignment by Tampa Bay earlier this month despite hitting 27 home runs with 62 RBIs last season. Dickerson also had a solid .282/.325/.490 slash line, which helped him become a 2017 AL All-Star.
The Rays received pitcher Daniel Hudson, minor league infielder Tristan Gray and cash considerations from the Pirates.
Dickerson, Dickinson, tomato, tomah-to, let's call the whole thing off and get some champag-nay (Three Walken SNL references in one sentence - bam. I met my monthly quota with that one).
Hey, this is a pretty damn good acquisition. If we're comparing (which it's sports, how do we not compare), let's look at 2017 Cutch and 2017 Dickin - I mean Dickerson:
Hey now. Plus he was an All-Star and plus that's not his best season. And he's 28. And Evan Longoria was pissed for Tampa fans that the Rays even "DFA'd" him because of him being in his "early prime". This is good stuff. Let's get baseball expert Mark Madden's opinion to truly go inside the stitches:
Seriously, Madden was the only Pittsburgh sports personality to go negative. Everybody else felt the smell of spring training. This is good stuff. I'd like to think the David Freese comments helped just a bit.