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Untouchables

In principle, no player is untouchable.The Edmonton Oilers even traded Wayne Gretzky! The Pirates let Bonds walk (a non-trade loss of a player). The Mariners sent Ken Griffey and Randy Johnson to...

Snakes looking for pitchers

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"UPDATE: Towers will have financial flexibility this summer, reports Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. The D-backs should be able to add relief help as well as add another player or two and they won't necessarily have to go dumpster diving. Look out Giants!"

Rockies looking for pitching

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I wouldn't know if the Pirates should care about this situation.

Evaluating Neal Huntington's Trades -- a preliminary report

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"Neal Huntington's trades have resulted in the Pirates paying approximately $25,000,000 in salary for production that would have cost them $70.4 on the free agent market. They have traded away 45.2 wins-over-replacement-players to teams that have gotten $188.9 worth of production, while paying $117.7 in salary." You can find a BTF discussion of this article here.

Pirates Trade Romulo Sanchez to Yankees

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The Pirates have dealt reliever Romulo Sanchez to the Yankees for minor league starting pitcher Eric Hacker. Hacker isn't a great, or even good, prospect--he's already 26 and just got to AAA--but...

Pirates Trade Andy Phillips For... An Actual Prospect?

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Apparently the Pirates have traded minor league utilityman Andy Phillips to the White Sox for Michael Dubee, a starting pitcher who played pretty well as a 22-year-old at Class A+ last year and...

Orioles Get Rich Hill

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For a player to be named! Wow. Clearly the Orioles have some sort of secret deal whereby Jim Hendry has to give the O's any talented player who disappoints him for one second, but it's too bad the...

Cubs Trade Felix Pie to Orioles

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Ooh, interesting trade. Pie, for those who haven't seen much of him, is toolsy and incredibly exciting to watch, but he's had a rough time in parts of two years with Chicago, which isn't the sort...

Rangers Sign Derrick Turnbow

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...Thus saving us from discussing Derrick Turnbow anymore, which I'm pretty happy about. In other news, the Angels signed Brian Fuentes to a two-year, $17.5 million deal, wit a 2011 option that...

In Defense of the Jason Bay Trade

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Why was the Pirates' late-July trade of Jason Bay a good idea?

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