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Trade Values: Yonder Alonso

Trade Values: Yonder Alonso

This past week we heard from Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports that the Cincinnati Reds were shopping first baseman Yonder Alonso for pitching, looking for a starter and a closer.  That last part definitely piqued the interest of Pittsburgh Pirates fans, especially those who would like to see the team capitalize on the high price being paid for closers by trading Joel Hanrahan. Making an assumption solely on the rumor suggests that a Hanrahan for Alonso swap would be beneficial to both teams.  Considering some of the other things we've heard about Alonso, I'm not so sure that swap is realistic.

First of all, we've heard rumors that the Oakland Athletics asked for Alonso in exchange for Andrew Bailey, and that the Reds turned down the deal.  Bailey is a closer, has three years of control to Hanr...

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