Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Travis Snider Traded to the Pirates for RHP Brad Lincoln

I guess the Blue Jays got tired of seeing Travis Snider swing and miss at off-speed pitches.  Snider who would be out of options next spring was slowly degrading as a prospect.  The Jays maximize there investment and are clearly going to go with Anthony Gose in the outfield as the third with Colby Rasmus and Jose Bautista.  Anthopoulos, Jays GM has realized that Snider was not going to be one of the top 3 in the Spring and there hand would be forced.  Snider had been up and down many times over the last 4 years, his huge home run potential and still projects as a quality corner outfielder.  His power and early success had lots of Blue Jay Fans excited about his potential.  Only to be disappointed when he would go in prolonged slumps.  Snider is also an excellent defensive outfielder getting quality jumps on the ball and exhibiting a strong arm.  He will probably play rightfield for the Pirates who are in a playoff push for the first time in more than 2 decades.

Open question - But how much of a chance did they really give Travis Snider?

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