I was going to link to this as a FanShot, but it makes so much sense I thought I'd put it here. Jamey Carroll is exactly the type of guy the Pirates should go and get. Today. Seriously. Today. Friday night a caller to the postgame show suggested it, and before I could write it up MLBTR beat me to it, outlining it here,
Carroll is a veteran who costs $1 million for the rest of the season, can play both 2B and SS and is a free agent at the end of the year. Ciriaco gets DFA'd and viola, your team is immediately much improved. Chase d'Arnaud probably does need a little more time in AAA and this allows for that. Obviously this isn't a move that is going to put the Pirates over the top, but it is an incremental move that immediately improves the bench.
What would it take? Here take Aaron Pribanic. Done. Rather have Brett Lorin? Okay. But, a C level prospect at AA should be about right. If I had Neal Huntington's number I'd call him rig......wait a second...
Here is another list from MLBTR that should get the conversation started. Guys who may be available.