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First Pitch: Did the Pirates Dodge a Bullet at the Deadline?

First Pitch: Did the Pirates Dodge a Bullet at the Deadline?

The Pirates, like a lot of other teams around the league, didn't make a move at the deadline. Well, unless you count the addition of Robert Andino, which technically came during the waiver trading period (Andino wasn't on a 40-man roster, so he could be dealt any time). After the trade deadline had passed, Neal Huntington met with the media. James Santelli has a breakdown of the quotes from Huntington.

The one quote that stood out to me was where Huntington talked about how the Pirates were willing to do something "stupid" but weren't willing to do something "insane".

The Pirates have been on the opposite side of this situation. They've shopped players while rebuilding. It seems like when they were going through that process, teams were hoarding prospects. Teams still hoard prospects, but it also seems that the sellers are now holding out for massive deals. If the Pirates were on the opposite side of this, and some team was offering them a "stupid" deal, that would be a deal they...

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