Dejan Kovacevic has an update on Ryan Doumit, noting that the Pirates are really pushing hard to trade him, according to a National League scout. We’ve heard that the Pirates are looking to trade Doumit, although the Pirates did say that he was currently their starting right fielder.
Kovacevic mentions that the Pirates are open to a wide array of scenarios for the trade, including scenarios where they take on salary to improve the return.
It would seem that Doumit has no trade value, since he has a .251/.318/.410 line over the last two seasons, combined with poor defense behind the plate and injury issues. However, Russell Martin is drawing a lot of interest, despite a .249/.350/.330 line over the last two seasons, poor defense, and injury concerns. I don’t think Doumit has zero trade value, although I don’t think the Pirates would get a big return for him, unless they picked up a significant amount of his 2011 salary.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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