"If we get a middle reliever and a 4th outfielder for AJ Burnett, I'd count that as a HUGE win"
It's also very unlikely.
oh i didnt know that the report i read simply said something along the lines of suspended from the team for and undisclosed reason. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Yeah, supposedly that's the story. He kissed a girl in the dugout.
It's also very unlikely.=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Why is it unlikely that a highly regarded 20 year old outfielder could "blossom" into a major league 4th outfielder? The scouting reports say that the kid has good speed and defends pretty well... which is the main trait of a 4th OF usually. And his contact skills aren't terrible. He just has no pop. If he gets stronger, he could be decent.
As for Moreno, I'm pretty sure if you stuck him in the pen right now, he wouldn't embarass us. That is, assuming he's 100% healthy.
Dude, I'm not saying he's a lock for anything. I'm saying that he's a decently average guy who scouts obviously liked for some reason. And he's 20 years old, which still leaves some time for ~whatever~ those scouts saw in him to materialize.
What I've read says he got the biggest bonus for an international in pirates history. Mind you, that wasn't a boatload of money, because the Pirates are cheap, but they must have seen something.