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Please Stop These Silly Trade Ideas!

If I hear one more "Let's trade a bunch of our junk for some big star" or "Let's trade one of the Big 5 for some top player who will be a FA in a year and half", I will pull what is left of my hair out. Do you guys actually think these ideas are any good? If you are, then you are too into your fantasy leagues.

So here is the reality:

  • NH will not trade any of the Big 5 (McCutchen, Alvarez, Walker, Tabata, Hanrahan) for the next year or two. These are the core and NH will stick with them to give them time to develop. You don't trade a solid closer when you have no replacement and he is under contract for the next few years. You don't trade your No. 1 pick (Alvarez) after less than 500 ABs.
  • No team with a top flight player (Met-Reyes/Wright) will be trading with the Bucs when they can be trading with playoff teams that will pay big to win this year. Nobody will give us anything of value for our junk (Overbay, Diaz, Wood, Doumit).
  • Spending 10M+ for a 3 month rental player makes no sense for the Pirates this year.
  • Giving up players with potential from our farm system for a rental player makes no sense right now. When the Reds pulled the Rolen deal, they were ready to win-and they did. The Pirates are still 2 years away from winning. Plus we need much better pitchers than we have now. Don't be fooled by the SP performance this year. We need the talent NH has stock piled in the minors.


  • So please stop acting like this is a fantasy league and get real!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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