Disappointing couple days as a Pirates fan. Not surprised by Melancon getting traded, but am surprised about the return. Trading Niese back to NYM for Antonio Bastardo is basically trading Neil Walker for a reliever they had last season. The worst trade in the moment -- and maybe it'll work down the line -- was getting rid of Reese McGuire and Harold Ramirez, two of their top-10 prospects, plus Liriano for a 25-year-old Drew Hutchison, who I've seen described as a "fringe" fifth starter. Hooray. Maybe they'll pull something off at the waiver deadline. Or maybe they'll be out of the WC race by then.