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The Latest Rumors Treat the Pirates Like Sellers, But Those Plans Could Be Out-Dated

Tony Watson seems like the most likely player to be traded out of the latest rumors. Photo Credit: David Hague
The Latest Rumors Treat the Pirates Like Sellers, But Those Plans Could Be Out-Dated

We've been busy the last few days wrapping up our mid-season top 50 rankings, and during that time, the trade rumor mill has started to heat up. Of course, the Pirates have also swept the Brewers in four games, pulling themselves up to .500, and just three games back in the NL Central. So it's hard to say what they will be doing at the deadline. However, here are the latest rumors from the last few days.

**Jon Heyman of FanRagSports talked with someone in the organization who said that Andrew McCutchen is unlikely to be traded, and Gerrit Cole is less likely. That's not a surprise with Cole. Despite the constant mentioning of Cole's name, he's never really been on the block. Instead, it's one of those classic trade deadline dream scenarios where you imagine a team getting a huge haul in...

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