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Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #5

Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #5

What is Mike Gonzalez' perceived value to your team? What would be a fair return for him in a trade?
Dan Benton from Off the Facade:
His value to the Yankees would come in the form of primary set-up man for Mariano Rivera. He would also be able to close games when Mo was not available. Basically he'll have the job the Yankees wanted to give Kyle Farnsworth that he wasn't able to do. Gonzalez would potentially shorten a game to 7 innings. It's something the Yankees have not had since Jeff Nelson and/or Mike Stanton but something they have desired. That bridge from the starter (or middle relief) is fast becoming a major role in the MLB and specifically for the Yankees who have lost far too many games due to a shaky set-up man in the past 2-3 years.
In my honest opinion a fair trade would be ...

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