Today is the MLB trade deadline, which you might not have noticed based on the lack of Pirates rumors. The Pirates are in an interesting spot, not really in position to buy, but also not really in position to do a big sell. The last few years have seen most of their moves happen close to the deadline, and with 30 minutes left to go, we're now starting to hear a few items.
Most of what is out there right now surrounds Tony Watson. Bill Brink said that the Pirates are fielding offers for Watson and Nicasio, and that they're looking for controllable relievers.
Ken Rosenthal followed that up later by saying the Dodgers are looking at Watson as a fallback if they don't get Zach Britton. Jon Heyman said the same thing, while saying B...
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