I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I took a few days off from the site and the Prospect Guide to spend time with family. That included cooking a hickory smoked turkey, watching the Penguins beat the Lightning up in Tampa, and making a 30 foot chip for par. You could say that was more activity than the Pirates had this week, as their moves were limited to a minor trade and a few minor league transactions. Next week will have more moves, especially on Monday with the non-tender deadline. Here is the week in review.
The Pirates traded Alex Dickerson this week.
**The Pirates acquired Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas this week for Alex Dickerson. Here are the player pages for Decker and Mikolas. Overall I feel this was a minor move that saw two similar valued players swapped (Decker/Dickerson), along with an extra relief arm coming to the Pirates. The values on Decker and Mikolas were lower, since they were DFAd, although we didn't have a high ranking on Di...
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