There are "rumblings" that the Pirates asked the Angels about first baseman Mark Trumbo, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times writes. Trumbo has blossomed into the Angels' right-handed version of Pedro Alvarez -- tons of strikeouts, tons of power. He's having a better career than I thought he would, and he'd be a clear upgrade for the Bucs. What's less clear is whether the Angels would deal him -- they're selling now, as the trades of Scott Downs and Alberto Callaspo indicate, but I've seen no indication that Trumbo is one of the ones they're selling.
Trumbo is arbitration-eligible after this season, and he's eligible for free agency after 2016. As with Alvarez, that's fine for now -- he's not likely to age well, and he's currently in his prime.