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Pirates and Phillies need to talk

Pirates and Phillies need to talk

With the Phillies searching for middle infield backups, thanks to injuries to Chase Utley, Placido Polanco, and current utility infielder Michael Martinez, it may pay for GM Neal Huntington to lob a phone call to GM Ruben Amaro, Jr.

The Pirates made a bold, yet subtle at the same time, statement this offseason by signing Clint Barmes to a 2-year guaranteed deal.  While it did not say that they were giving up on the current crop of SS candidates in the system, it did say that they were not waiting for them, either.

In recent days, we've heard and read articles about how Chase d'Arnaud will be the starting SS at AAA Indianapolis and Jordy Mercer will be the 2B at Indy, even though Huntington himself said that Mercer is the more developed defensively of the two.

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