Needless to say most of you know how I feel about Bixler. I actually hated him more than any Pirate ever. He was terrible.
Here are Bixlers stats from his time with the Pirates: 166 plate appearances, 152 at bats, 27 hits, 62 strikeouts, seven doubles, one triple, five RBI in two years.
That is right, 62 strikeouts in 166 plate appearances. What a joke.
The Pirates got Jesus Brito who is a 22 year old shortstop. If you don't think that Jesus is a great name then check out when he was born. That's right, Christmas Day of 1987. What are the chances?
Here are Brito's stats from DK:
Brito, 22, is a 6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed batter who finished fifth among all minor league players with a .353 combined average in 2009 between rookie ball and Class A. In 224 at-bats, he had 19 doubles, 10 triple, three home runs and 43 RBIs in 60 games. He spent the previous three years in his native Dominican Republic.
Great deal. I mean I just want to know what the hell Cleveland was thinking? Why would you want this kid. Did you just want to get rid of Brito and you picked a Pirate minor league player out of a hat? I have no idea in the world why you would want to trade for Brian Bixler. If we got three bats and a bucket of sunflower seeds back I would have been happy.
Reading the Cleveland papers it was funny to note that they give Bixlers stats but they never mentioned his strikeout total. That is a pretty convenient thing to keep people off your back. Good for you Cleveland, have fun with Bixler striking out 75 times in 125 at bats as your utility guy.
It is a great day. If I could express my joy for this move in words I would, but that is not possible.
Lets Go Bucs