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Trade Deadline Thread Part Deux


This just in from MLB Trade Rumors

The Pirates are mulling a possible trade with the Athletics for lefty Craig Breslow and outfielder Josh Willingham, tweets Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  Biertempfel believes Garrett Jones would probably be part of the package going to Oakland in such a deal.


Does anyone think that Garrett Jones is any better than draft picks on Willingham?  Josh Willingham is back on the Type A Bandwagon so that's good news for his trade value.

Garrett Jones has racked up a whopping 3.4 WAR in his 356 big league appearances.  If I'm not mistaken, that makes him below leage average.  I just have no idea why we would want this below-avergish 30 year old 1B.

I didn't see much else interesting on the Pirates.  Starling Marte at AA might be something, but I really know nothing about the Pirates system.  Check out this link for the Piratestop 10 from their website.

I'm a fan of trading for Domonic Brown, but MLBTR and Matt Gelb "don't see it happening" for Carlos Beltran, so probably not for Willingham either.

Any other news on the Trade Deadline?

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