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Non-Tender Trade Candidate – Ian Stewart

Non-Tender Trade Candidate – Ian Stewart

Throughout the 2011-2012 off-season, Kevin Creagh will be looking at players that have been rumored to be non-tender or trade candidates, based primarily off of rumors and reports from MLB Trade Rumors.  The review isn't to suggest that the players are being pursued by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The purpose of the series is to explore the potential options on the market to see who might be a good fit for the 2012 roster.

On Monday, MLB Trade Rumors published their most recent list of players who could be non-tendered.  The list had 50 possible players on it, broken down by Hitters and Pitchers.  In recent weeks, we've examined the possibility of Mike Aviles and Chris Volstad on this site.

After checking this most recent comprehensive list out, the name that caught my eye was Ian Stewart from the Colorado Rockies.  Let me preface this article by saying that I would be surprised if the Rockies non-tendered Stewart, although he seems to have definitely fallen out of favor with the Roc...

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