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Do the Pirates Need to Trade For Pitching?

Do the Pirates Need to Trade For Pitching?

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a note on the pitching situation in Pittsburgh, suggesting they "have to be interested" in trading for Bud Norris with the recent injury to Wandy Rodriguez.
1. Bud Norris, RHP, Astros — Quickly moving into the No. 1 spot of pitchers who might be moved now that the draft is over and GMs can concentrate on such things. Norris is 5-5 with a 3.43 ERA on a lousy team. He’s a competitive guy who hates playing for a loser. One concern among talent evaluators is coming out of a noncompetitive situation into a competitive one. The Pirates, who were scouting the periphery of the pitching market, would now have to be interested in a guy who pitched in their division. Another former Astro, Wandy Rodriguez, has gone to the disabled list for the Pirates.
Charlie Morton will be returning soon, which will provide a replacement if Wandy Rodriguez goes on the DL.

I would disagree that the Pirates need to make a deal for pitching at the moment. They could make a ...

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