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Pirates Don’t Make Any Moves at the Trade Deadline

Pirates Don’t Make Any Moves at the Trade Deadline

Russ Canzler has been the only Pirates trade prior to the deadline. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The biggest move the Pirates made this year on the trade market? Acquiring Russ Canzler for Tim Alderson. If you look around the league, you won't find much different from other teams. Most teams were quiet on deadline day, whether that was buyers who didn't upgrade, or sellers who didn't sell for some reason. The prices throughout the last week have been reported to be high, and those same reports existed on deadline day.

In the end, there weren't a lot of big names moved this year. Bud Norris was the biggest name that was traded on deadline day, which is telling since Norris is an average starting pitcher. There were only four trades that were made in total today, with Ian Kennedy and Justin Maxwell also on the move.

One of the bigger deals came last night when Jake Peavy was dealt in a three team deal. But Peavy isn't exactly the Jake Peavy of old, and once again it is telling th...

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