Trading Andrew McCutchen is very much a concept the Pirates should consider. But, as I wrote in a late-September column from Milwaukee, this current front office can't be trusted to do it for the right reason and, thus, with the right result.
That's what turns my stomach, if you must know.
As a lifelong Pittsburgher, as a career-long journalist in this city, as a columnist entrusted to share news and views from the inside and, yes, a human being who's been privileged to know some of the proud men who have worked for this franchise, the increasingly clearer picture that Cutch will soon be shipped out sickens me in a way I'm not wholly comfortable trying to explain.
Because this isn't about baseball. Not at its root.