Last night I wrote about how Gregory Polanco should be untouchable. Today I broke down the trade values of Alex Rios and Nate Schierholtz, and noted that Nick Kingham would be fair value for Rios and cash, but that I wouldn't trade Kingham.
I get asked a lot of questions about which prospects I would trade. I don't really like that question because the answer is dependent on who you are trading for. As an example, I'd be fine with dealing Alen Hanson, but only for the right return. The same would go for top prospects like Josh Bell or Luis Heredia. But I feel like saying I would trade a certain player, with no consideration of the return, is basically the equivalent of having a $20 bill burning a hole in your pocket. You're just looking to spend it, even if there's nothing you really need to spend it on.
I have thought about which players I would deal, and why I would deal those players. But before I go through the list I want to add the disclaimer that I'm not saying the Pirates...
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