What kind of trade value could the Pirates get for Doumit or Snyder?
In the past few days I've detailed the trade values for Joel Hanrahan and Paul Maholm, two players who could fetch a big return for the Pittsburgh Pirates based on their early season success this year. Continuing that series, today we'll look at the two catchers, Chris Snyder and Ryan Doumit. This has been a big topic lately with San Francisco's Buster Posey going down for at least two months with a broken left fibula. The Giants should be looking for a catcher, unless they are comfortable with Eli Whiteside handling the duties.
Unlike Hanrahan and Maholm, the Pirates' catchers don't have much value. There are two reasons for this. First, they are basically only under contract for the remainder of the year. Second, their currently salaries provide little value from their current production levels.
Ryan Doumit had a 3.6 WAR in 2008, but over the last two years has been below a 1.0 WAR. That's mostly due...
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