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Pirates Don’t Seem Likely to Make a Trade Today

Pirates Don’t Seem Likely to Make a Trade Today

Jayson Stark reports that the Pirates probably won't do anything today, and that they will instead see what is available in August, according to teams that have been talking with them.

https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/362601155366354946

He also says in another Twitter update that a lot of teams are saying they have nothing going on, and that this has been a slow deadline.

https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/362601715343695873

All morning we've been hearing about how the Pirates aren't going after guys heavily, rather than how they are pursuing guys. They have no more than lukewarm interest in Alex Rios. They don't seem to be aggressively pursuing Bud Norris. They are looking at David DeJesus and Nate Schierholtz, and you can also add Luke Gregerson to that mix.

I think there's still a possibility of a move being made. You could chalk these comments up to posturing to try and get prices down. At the same time, this has been an extremely slow deadline all around the lea...

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