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Recapping Today’s Trade Rumors With About an Hour to Go

Recapping Today’s Trade Rumors With About an Hour to Go

There have been a ton of rumors today after a really slow build up to the trade deadline. Apparently someone forgot to turn the hot stove on until last night. However, there hasn't been much action for the Pirates. There are a lot of names being thrown around, but nothing that sounds close to a deal. It's almost like the situation my college roommate and I would get in near exam time. We'd have a deadline, and we'd have a ton of discussions about what we needed to do. But then it was 2 AM and we were playing online poker while watching a documentary on the East Coast/West Coast rap wars narrated by old white guys; nothing was getting done, and eventually we would realize we only had an hour left and would scramble to turn all of those "discussions" about what we needed to do into actual productions before the deadline. Which in that case was our 8 AM class.

The Pirates are approaching their 8 AM class, so let's review all of the discussions they've had, while hoping they grab a Jolt...

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