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Pirates Acquire Derrek Lee for Aaron Baker

Pirates Acquire Derrek Lee for Aaron Baker

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Derrek Lee to the Pittsburgh Pirates is "getting very close" and could be completed tonight.  Earlier today the Baltimore Orioles acquired first baseman Chris Davis, and we heard that they were shopping Lee, looking for salary relief.  The Pirates figure in to the mix, as they are looking for first base help.

I talked earlier about whether Lee would be an upgrade.  If you look at his overall numbers this year, he doesn't look like much of an upgrade from Overbay.  If you look closer, you'll see that he's on a hot streak, and had a big second half in 2010.  That makes him an upgrade from Overbay.  We heard today that the Pirates weren't sure he was an upgrade, and we've recently heard that they are balking at the price in prospects.

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