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I just listened to David Todd's Neyer interview

Neyer raised a point that I believe to be relevant: The current team, the organization as a whole and the fans may be better served if the FO were to make a move meant to help the team win games this season. Neyer made his recommendation this even though he also doubts the Pirates will continue to perform as they performed in the first half. The reason: Most of the starting staff cannot be reasonably expected to perform as they had the first five months of the season. They are not that good. There is, I believe, something to be said for rewarding the team and its fans for fighting as hard and as well as they have so far. When asked, Neyer also stated that he'd trade Hanrahan for a McCutchen-like talent if some team offered that talent in a trade. A move like this would send the 'wrong' signal to the fans and the 2011 team, but it would always be the right move for an organization in the Pirates' current situation.

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