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Pirates Approach to the Trade Deadline Probably Won’t Change From Previous Years

Pirates Approach to the Trade Deadline Probably Won’t Change From Previous Years

Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington spoke to the media on Sunday, and with a little over a week to go until the trade deadline, it's no surprise that a lot of the discussion was about possible trades the Pirates could make.

"We feel good about this group," Huntington said. "We feel good that we’re in the middle of the division race, that we’re in the middle of the Wild Card race and we’ve got some guys that still have room to grow. We don’t have a ton of guys having career years, we’ve got some guys that we think are on the rebound, that we think are ready to take some steps forward. But there are some players out there, whether it is starting pitching or relievers, position players, role players that can help us, that can be upgrades over what we have. And we wouldn’t be doing our jobs to take a look at that. The challenge becomes what cost are projected current wins versus projected future wins. And that’s always going to be a balance we’re going to walk, but overal...

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