I'm still updating the trade deadline post below with things as they happen (the going is slow thus far, but it's awfully early), but I figured everyone might appreciate some reading about the Pirates' new starting right fielder.
Eno Sarris looks at Snider's early career profile and notes that while there's certainly some upside in this deal for the Pirates, Snider's combination of strikeouts and power should raise some concerns.
Adam Bittner talks to Blue Jays blogger Tom Dakers about Snider.
The Baseball Prospectus Transaction Analysis ($$$) notes that while Snider may have an "impressive prime" in his future, that the trade obviously means the Blue Jays don't think he's going to get there.
This is an actual quote from Snider given to MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm about going to Pittsburgh: “I’m excited to be a part of a contending organization." That's both weird and awesome to hear at the same time. In any case, I think Snider will fit in well with all of the other young players in the clubhouse in Pittsburgh and he certainly doesn't seem upset by the trade.
Dustin Parkes says that this seems like the sort of trade that Alex Anthopolous is often on the other side of.
Snider is a young man you can be very proud to have on your team. He is all the time a gentleman but very hard working in the field, batting and running. He is a pleasure to watch and a great addition to your team. He is an honest young man and wil give you 100%. Be good to him, we are going to miss him on the Jays, but he has been pushed around enough in Toronto. May this be the beginning of a marvelous career for Travis..
Granny Dee Huffman