Non-Tender Trade Candidate — Mike Aviles

The Pirates may be able to explore the potentially non-tendered player market for additions to the 2012 major league team.

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Pirates offered Capps for J.J. Hardy

The Milwaukee Brewers traded J.J. Hardy to the Minnesota Twins last week for center field prospect Carlos Gomez. Today, Dejan Kovacevic reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates offered closer Matt Capps to the Brewers for Hardy, before Milwaukee traded Hardy to the Twins. I wrote a few weeks ago on the OBN forum that I felt Capps for Hardy would have been the perfect trade. Both players were coming off of down years, both players had two...

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