Pirates, D’Backs Agree On Chris Snyder Trade

10:43am: The minor leaguer going to the Pirates will be shortstop Pedro Ciriaco, tweets Kovacevic.  Baseball America ranked Ciriaco 27th among D'Backs prospects heading into the season, praising his defense and speed.

9:55am: The Pirates will also receive a minor leaguer in the deal, reports MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch.  So it's Snyder, a minor leaguer, and cash to the Pirates for Carrasco, Church, and Crosby.  The Pirates will not flip Snyder, tweets Kovacevic.

9:42am: The D'Backs will also get reliever D.J. Carrasco, reports MLB.com's Steve Gilbert.  Carrasco has $336K plus incentives left on his contract this year, and he's under team control through 2012.  He should be a useful piece in what figures to be a revamped bullpen for Arizona next year.

9:31am: The D'Backs will receive Bobby Crosby and Ryan Church in the deal, tweets Jack Magruder of FOX Sports ArizonaThis explains the call-ups today of Argenis Diaz and Jeff Clement, to some extent.  The inclusion of Crosby and Church offsets about $883K of the $8.18MM still owed to Snyder.

8:56am: Despite an agreement in principle, the two sides are still talking about names going to Arizona, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX SportsDejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette spoke to an uninvolved industry source who wonders if the Pirates might flip Snyder.

SATURDAY, 12:37am: The only thing standing in the way of a Snyder-to-Pittsburgh deal is the commissioner's approval for cash changing hands, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.  It is still not clear as to what Arizona will receive in return, he adds (via Twitter).

FRIDAY, 8:57pm: The Pirates have spoken to the D’Backs about a trade that would send catcher Chris Snyder to Pittsburgh, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The FOX Sports writers suggest Arizona would likely send money to Pittsburgh in any deal. Snyder has $1.7MM remaining on his contract in 2010, plus $5.75MM next year and either $6.75MM or a $750K buyout in 2012.

The Pirates currently have Jason Jaramillo and Erik Kratz on the active roster, but Ryan Doumit is on the DL with a concussion. Like Snyder, Doumit has a lot of money coming his way. He'll earn $5.1MM in 2011 and the club holds options for 2012-13.

Earlier in the week, Bill Shaikin of the LA Times reported that the D'Backs were trying to trade Snyder, but this is the first we've heard of the Pirates' interest.


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75 Comments on "Pirates, D’Backs Agree On Chris Snyder Trade"


Ferrariman
5 years 1 month ago

HUH?? i thought pittsburgh was sellers…

Ian_Smell
5 years 1 month ago

Neal’s like a contradictory, double talking box of chocolates, you’ll never know what you’re gonna get.

Ian_Smell
5 years 1 month ago

I remember that the Pirates were interested in him last year. If they don’t have to give up that much, I would really like it because Doumit has been all around awful this year and the backups have been terrible as well.

RedSoxHuskies94
5 years 1 month ago

First time I’ve seen the Pirates want to make a move to win “now”, even it won’t happen you know what I mean. Great to see!!

TheLastPirateFan
5 years 1 month ago

Well not exactly, remember matt Morris and aki iwamura? Hopefully this would be different

Dave_Gershman
5 years 1 month ago

This trade makes as much sense as signing Bernard Gilky to a 10 figure deal.

pirateswillwinin2013
5 years 1 month ago

Oh geeze…just focus on getting rid of Maholm Neal

5 years 1 month ago

And give up on one of the Pirates best pitchers? No wonder you guys haven’t had a winning season since the ’90s

5 years 1 month ago

Being one of the best pitchers for the Pirates doesn’t mean you’re any good. But if we can trade Maholm for something good in return, we should make the trade. We aren’t going to be a winning team this year, so we might as well make moves to help achieve that goal in the future.

bucco_nation
5 years 1 month ago

why? and how did this cat get that contract in the first place?

Paradise17
5 years 1 month ago

He has power….and decent behind the plate. In about 350 AB’s a year he averages 15 hrs….give him more ABS and he hits 20 a year for sure. That said I would love if AZ can shed him and his payroll since we have Montero and Hester as a backup in AAA.

dbacknation
5 years 1 month ago

he’s just ok w/ the bat. a .230 hitter w/ pop.
defensively? he’s VERY good. a very good game-caller.
and sharp w/ the glove. i think he ended an ‘error-less’ streak not too long ago, making him 2nd or 3rd all time, for consecutive games played w/o an error (in the history of baseball)… thats pretty impressive. he can throw out alot of runners w/ his above avg arm, but most impressive to me, and a reason i’m hesitant to move him (despite a hot hitter in montero)… is that he’s an EXCELLENT game caller. you should see the splits between our starters ERA w/ snyder behind the dish compared to games w/ montero behind the dish. its not exact, but something like, (rough estimates): Kennedy has a 5.10 ERA w/ montero, but a 2.84 w/ Snyder, or… Enright has a 3.76 ERA w/ montero, but 1.82 ERA w/ snyder, etc…

take it for what its worth.

bucco_nation
5 years 1 month ago

thanks for the info fellas

Mr_Anderson1017
5 years 1 month ago

Yeah sad to see him go because he makes the Dbacks pitchers a lot better

damnitsderek
5 years 1 month ago

If that’s the case, then their pitching staff might literally just implode before the season is over. Honestly, that’s the only way they could be any worse.

coolstorybro222
5 years 1 month ago

WORLD SERIES CONTENDERS AND WINNERS THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES!

BeatEmBucs
5 years 1 month ago

cool post bro

coolstorybro222
5 years 1 month ago

I feel bad for you, rooting for a team that hasn’t gone anywhere in 20 years.

BeatEmBucs
5 years 1 month ago

again…

cool post bro

TheLastPirateFan
5 years 1 month ago

At least we aren’t fair weather bandwagon fans like the rest of Pittsburgh and most people in other cities

Ian_Smell
5 years 1 month ago

Damn straight. I’d give you a fist bump, but you’re too far away.

bucco_nation
5 years 1 month ago

slapping green weenies > fist bumping

bucco_nation
5 years 1 month ago

one of the historically greatest franchises in baseball bro. yeah these 18 years are embarrassing but what are you gonna do? it doesn’t erase our proud history. and it’s turning around. PS – i love the all caps, makes you look tough.

Taskmaster75
5 years 1 month ago

So….if you acquire this guy, where does Tony Sanchez play in a year or 2…

BLZR
5 years 1 month ago

Sanchez got injured and is likely out for the year. He’ll likely start 2011 in AA. Snyder’s contract only runs through 2011 with a 2012 option. Same with Doumit.

Taskmaster75
5 years 1 month ago

Totally missed the injury. Thanks for the info.

BeatEmBucs
5 years 1 month ago

Curious, at best. How is Snyder’s defense because is numbers with the bat aren’t very inspiring. I’d take a pass Neal, not a move we need to be making right now…..although, I don’t remember the last time I saw a Pirates catcher throw out anybody…might be nice for it to happen occasionally. (I know the pitchers are mostly to blame)

Piratesfan1104
5 years 1 month ago

Kratz threw out 3 runners tonight i almost had a heart attack

bucco_nation
5 years 1 month ago

u have to love kratz, just a guy who loves to play ball.

dbacknation
5 years 1 month ago

again, Snyder has SOLID defense behind the plate. Calls an EXCELLENT game, throws out runners and very few errors. Matter of fact, he’s 3rd all-time with his 240 consecutive errorless games, that ended June 6.

5 years 1 month ago

No no no. Just wait for Tony Sanchez, let JJ and Kratz share duty for the next year or so. Keep Doumit far away from home plate.

Kayla Thompson
5 years 1 month ago

Yep… that’s what we’re gonnna do… and I’m completely fine with that. Sanchez will be here in 2 or so years..

dbreer23
5 years 1 month ago

Snyder’s contract expires after 2012, so that shouldn’t interfere with Sanchez’s promotion.

Erin Leaver
5 years 1 month ago

this really doesn’t make sense unless we’re trading doumit…which probably won’t happen anyway.

jb1996
5 years 1 month ago

Snyder will be a perfect fit! JJ needs to go back to the minors and Kratz sucks too! The bucs need a person like him to put Doumit out of a job!

5 years 1 month ago

yea lets let a couple .150 hitters share the job next season
glad you aren’t gm

5 years 1 month ago

they aren’t trading doumit, until late next year anyway
if the dbacks pick up a good portion of his salary it makes perfect sense
they need a backup catcher
kratz stinks and jaramillo is one of the worst hitters in mlb

dirtydez
5 years 1 month ago

Sweet… Snakes will have some serious cash this winter.

5 years 1 month ago

I like that the Pirates are trying to upgrade here, but I looked up Snyder’s stats and they aren’t pretty by any means. 2007 and 2008 he batted over 300 times and hit .252 and .237
But, he did hit 13 HRs and then 16 in 08.

I hate Ryan Doumit because of his horrible defense and his really streaky hitting.
Snyder has a career .233 avg
Doumit has a career .270 avg

If they have very similar contracts, I would stick with Doumit over Snyder.

Todd Smith
5 years 1 month ago

The main difference is that Snyder can actually play a position on the field. Doumit really has no business anywhere other than DH or bench bat at this point…and even that is marginal with his bat lately.

Downgrade in average. Slight upgrade in power. Huge upgrade in defense. If Arizona is paying a chunk of his salary as well, have to do it.

BLZR
5 years 1 month ago

Despite the low average Snyder is basically a league average bat. He draws a good number of walks, enough to make his career OBP higher than Doumit’s.

Ian_Smell
5 years 1 month ago

Thank God! Hopefully this means that No-Mitt is out of town!

DiehardDbak
5 years 1 month ago

Damn. Would have been nice to do business with Boston. Bet Snyder is wishing he hadn’t hurt his back when the Jays were looking at him last year.

derekbellstutu
5 years 1 month ago

Based on Snyder’s contract, I don’t think the Bucs will have him for very long. The Pirates will probably package him with pitching in exchange for some prospects later today.

Kitfisto007
5 years 1 month ago

Church and Crosby? Good deal for the D’backs, I think. It’s not an impact trade, but those are nice complementary veterans for a rebuilding team.

5 years 1 month ago

Church and Crosby have a combined -1.4 WAR this season.

Kitfisto007
5 years 1 month ago

Carrasco too, I guess it gets better. WAR doesn’t matter as much when you are on a losing team, because they are the replacements.

Kitfisto007
5 years 1 month ago

Carrasco too, I guess it gets better. WAR doesn’t matter as much on a rebuilding team because the players are basically replacements anyways until they can rebuild.

TheLastPirateFan
5 years 1 month ago

You haven’t seen church and Crosby probably two of the worst bench players in the league, have fun watching those bums, carrasco is good though

Kitfisto007
5 years 1 month ago

I’m not a D’backs fan, if that’s what you think. I legitimately think that it’s a good trade for the D’backs.

TheLastPirateFan
5 years 1 month ago

What do you think is good about either of them neither can hit, run or play defense well

dbacknation
5 years 1 month ago

i dont like it either. i was a fan of Cirriaco (the speedy/good defensive AAA 2B prospect), so i dont see why he was thrown in. I surely dont want Church or Crosby- both bums, hitting like .180 & .230 respectively this year. I’ll miss snyder’s game calling and defense, but i understand why we moved him. cant be paying a backup catcher that much $$ and montero’s bat is far too hot to keep out of the lineup. I REALLY am excited for the addition of Carrasco, as his track record shows, he’s a very solid bullpen arm, something we dont have outside Heilman.

I’ll live with the trade, but wish we’d give back church & crosby and we can get cirriaco back. pretty much, if we could of pulled a: Snyder & cash for Carrasco??? i’d be a VERY happy man this morning.

dbreer23
5 years 1 month ago

I wonder if getting Crosby clears the way to trade KJ…

5 years 1 month ago

That’s all the DBacks got back for Snyder?? Two crap ass 30 year olds?