Just hours after Jack Wilson was shipped to Seattle, Freddy Sanchez was traded to the Giants.

In return, the Pirates received Tim Alderson, a right handed pitcher who was highly regarded within the Giants’ organization.

Word is now that Grabow and Gorzo could be dealt to the Cubs. 1 more day til the trade deadline.

This piece of news wasn’t too surprising. I’ll miss Jack Wilson at shortstop, but Management has made it pretty clear that season could be Wilson’s last with the Buccos.

The Pirates also sent Ian Snell to Seattle, but they picked up 5 guys in what seems to be a Grand Slam deal for the Bucs.

Here’s who’s coming to the Burgh.

First baseman Jeff Clement, #1 Mariner prospect in 2006 and 2008
Shortstop Ronny Cedeno, hopefully can fill the hole at SS.
Right-handed pitchers Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock… all solid A pitchers.

Rumors are now circulating that the Giants may be interested in Sanchez. 2 days until the trade deadline!

Tonight in St. Louis, the National League goes for their first All Star Game win since 1996.

Freddy and Zach are reserves.

The rest of the Buccos are taking a few needed days off.


Who will represent the Bucs?

My vote is for Freddy Sanchez, but John Russell has been campaigning hard for Zach Duke. We’ll know within the hour.


American League Starters
C – Joe Mauer – MIN
1B – Mark Teixeira – NYA
2B – Dustin Pedroia – BOS
3B – Evan Longoria – TBA
SS – Derek Jeter – NYA
LF – Jason Bay – BOS
CF – Ichiro Suzuki – SEA
RF – Josh Hamilton – TEX

National League Starters
C – Yadier Molina – SLN
1B – Albert Pujols – SLN
2B – Chase Utley – PHI
3B – David Wright – NYN
SS – Hanley Ramirez – FLO
LF – Ryan Braun – MIL
CF – Raul Ibanez – PHI
RF – Carlos Beltran – NYN (injured – will not play)

National League Pitching Staff
Matt Cain – SFN
Ted Lilly – CHN
Dan Haren – ARI
Tim Lincecum – SFN
Chad Billingsley – LAN
Josh Johnson – FLA
Ryan Franklin – SLN
Heath Bell – SDN
Jonathan Broxton – LAN
Francisco Rodriguez – NYN
Johan Santana – NYN
Francisco Cordero – CIN
Jason Marquis – COL

National League Reserves
Justin Upton – ARI – OF
Brian McCann – ATL – C
Brad Hawpe – COL – OF
Hunter Pence – HOU – OF
Miguel Tejada – HOU – IF
Orlando Hudson – LAN – IF
Prince Fielder – MIL – IF
Ryan Howard – PHI – IF
Freddy Sanchez – PIT – IF
Adrian Gonzalez – SLN – IF
Ryan Zimmerman – WAS – IF

American League Pitching Staff
Zack Greinke – KCA
Roy Halladay – TBA
Justin Verlander – DET
Tim Wakefield – BOS
Mark Buehrle – CHA
Jonathan Papelbon – BOS
Joe Nathan – MIN
Mariano Rivera – NYA
Brian Fuentes – ANA
Andrew Bailey – OAK
Felix Hernandez – SEA
Josh Beckett – BOS
Edwin Jackson – DET

American League Reserves
Adam Jones – BAL – OF
Kevin Youkilis – BOS – IF
Victor Martinez – CLE – C
Curtis Granderson – DET – OF
Torii Hunter – ANA – OF
Justin Morneau – MIN – IF
Jason Bartlett – TBA – IF
Carl Crawford – TBA – OF
Ben Zobrist – TBA – IF
Michael Young – TEX – IF
Aaron Hill – TOR – IF

American League Final Vote
Adam Lind – TOR, Ian Kinsler – TEX, Chone Figgins – ANA, Carlos Pena – TBA, Brandon Inge – DET

National League Final Vote
Mark Reynolds – ARI, Matt Kemp – LAN, Shane Victorino – PHI, Pablo Sandoval – SFN, Cristian Guzman – WAS