Pirates Pushing Hard to Trade Doumit

The Pirates are pushing hard to trade Doumit.

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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  • Anonymous

    Seems like I read before the winter meetings started that the Braves were looking for a backup catcher. Comments from the Bucs the last couple of days suggest they believe they can trade Doumit w/o paying any/much money. If they (Bucs) were to pay, it would be to ‘upgrade’. Doumit for the Braves guy they’ve been trying to peddle with each team assuming the other’s contract and the Bucs getting the Braves AAA being mentioned as available? Would take a pretty good prospect to boot, but the AAA guy looks promising. Sorry I don’t remember names too well today!!!

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