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Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded away Tom Gorzelanny, then later signed Brian Burres as compensation. Friday night's game was the first test of the direct impact of the two moves. So how did the Pirates do? Not so well. Burres pitched four innings, one less than Gorzelanny. And he gave up six runs, one more than Tom Gorzelanny. Clearly, the Pirates had given up something with this sequence of events. But the team was not punished for this foolishness with a loss. That's because the one-two punch of Andy McCutchen and Garrett Jones punched out seven runs, enough to defeat the six-run scoring Cubs by themselves. And they chased Gorzelanny after his usual five innings. The remaining three runs were gravy. A good trade of established players for prospects is one where you get some imme ...

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