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As Trade Deadline Approaches, Pirates Looking to Improve All Areas

As Trade Deadline Approaches, Pirates Looking to Improve All Areas

The trade deadline may be five weeks away, but the Pirates have been having discussions on what they are looking for to improve this 2012 team. While the pitching has been very good all season, the offense has finally started to heat up in the month of June and it seems the team is starting to click on all cylinders.

The trade market is pretty much non-existent right, but Pirates' manger Clint Hurdle said they are looking to improve the club in all areas.

"You’re looking to improve your club the best way you can," Hurdle said. "What you want versus what you can get or what’s available, who wants to play or dance with you, who else has interest and finding a match. Those things all come into play. Right now, most teams are holding everything close to the vest. I think around July 4, Independence day, things might start to heat up a little bit. I think everybody will have a little better indicator."

General Manager Neal Huntington said last week that the extra wild card this sea...

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