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....
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