Re: Potential Pirates Trade
Originally Posted by isaiahbarney
Perhaps the Reds could pry away Mike Gonzalez and a SP (Snell, Maholm, or Duke). I realize it would take more than Votto, but maybe not that much more.
I think you'd have to look at one or the other. The Pirates aren't going to give up both a young closer and a young starter in the same deal. Knowing the price of young pitching these days, you'd have to add to Votto just to get Maholm.
The Pirates under Littlefield can be delusional in trade talks right up until the point where they get backed into a corner by a deadline and have to take the best deal available. That means they want Votto, but they also want to keep Duke, Snell, Gorzo & Maholm to build a young pitching staff. They want you to take Burnett and a throw-in instead. More likely, they'll sit tight, keep the pitchers and stay with Nady and the AAA strike-out machine...what's his name, Eldred.
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