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Trade Values – Mark Trumbo

Trade Values – Mark Trumbo

About two minutes after Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels, the discussion among Pittsburgh Pirates fans (and any other team looking for a first baseman) shifted to "what would it take to get Mark Trumbo"?  The theory is that with Pujols and Kendrys Morales, the Angels wouldn't need Trumbo, and would look to deal him elsewhere.  The Angels haven't really said that they'd be trading Trumbo, and it doesn't make sense for them to do so with the future of Morales uncertain. They've actually said that they'll find a spot for Trumbo, mentioning third base, so any hope for a trade might be wishful thinking.

It's no secret why Pirates fans want Trumbo. The Pirates don't have a lot of power in their lineup. Pedro Alvarez has the best power potential on the team, and he's a huge question mark going in to the 2012 season. Andrew McCutchen hits for power, but more along the lines of a number two power source. Trumbo hit 29 homers in his first full season in the majors last year. T...

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