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Has the Time Come to Trade Away Jason Bay?

Has the Time Come to Trade Away Jason Bay?

Everything I've read in response to Dejan's article about the Pirates' interest in Jarrod Saltalamacchia has surprised me. Before I go any further, let me clarify two points:

It seems extremely unlikely that the Pirates will acquire Saltalamacchia given David Littlefield's history.
The Pirates will not trade Jason Bay.

Still, I was surprised that when the price for Saltalamacchia was set at Bay, Ian Snell or Tom Gorzelanny, the fans didn't have more of a problem with shipping off Jason. When you consider, though, that this team has lost 95 games for two years in a row---and they're on pace to do it again---everything starts to come into focus.
Desperate times, desperate measures. And trading your superstar is perhaps the most desperate measure of all.
Let me say one more time: The Pi...

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