Originally Posted by MotownRed
Why would Upton and McCutcheon be available? They are superstars of the present and future.
Suppose you offered them Stubbs, Bailey, and some double A player for McCutcheon. Do you think they'd listen then?
You could argue we have plenty of starting pitching, so we give up Bailey.
Then we could argue we're looking for a leadoff hitter, and that Stubbs is going to be more of a defensive player and is developing his offensive game, but has good speed and some power.
Pirates would get 2 former #1 picks for their #1 pick, plus another decent minor league player.
We get our table setter.
Just a hypothetical.