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Finding Homes for Pirate Scraps at the Deadline

Finding Homes for Pirate Scraps at the Deadline

Yesterday we determined the bait.
Jack Wilson, Shawn Chacon, Tony Armas, Salomon Torres, Dan Kolb and John Grabow should be available at the trade deadline.
While every club could use more pitching, there are only a few contenders in need of a shortstop. We'll talk more about the arms later; this morning, let's find Jack a new home.
At first glance, I see three winning teams that could use an upgrade in the middle infield, seriously limiting where the Bucs can dump Jack Wilson. His salary is obviously a concern---no one wants to invest $15 million in a utility guy, so I'm only accounting for teams where he'd be able to earn significant playing time.
In any case, the potential targets and their incumbent starters:

Boston (Julio Lugo)
Toronto (Royce Clayton/John McDonald)
Minnesota (Jason...

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