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Suppose the Pirates are Trade-Deadline Sellers …

Suppose the Pirates are Trade-Deadline Sellers …

... what moves could they make?
A couple of days ago, Nicolas sent the Pirate bloggers an e-mail asking us to weigh in with our thoughts on a few trade possibilities:
Chacon to Cleveland?
Torres to the Mets?
Jacko to ... Toronto, I suppose?
Do you think there is any actual merit to those rumors, and if there is, then is there any actual value to be had?
It seems like a short post would do the job, but I'm long-winded by nature. I'll break my response into two parts. In the first (which follows), let's take a look at whom the Bucs might move in addition to the aforementioned.
The key, I guess, is to determine who's going to make the team next year. Once you figure that out, it's easy to work backwards. We're trimming the fat, essentially.
There's no catching depth, so Doumit and Paulino aren't going anywhere. Neither are LaRoche, Sanchez and Bautista. Bay and Nady are in the outfield. Brian Bixler will likely have a job in the infield, even if only in a utility role.
I would be s...

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