Most estimates have the Pirates' payroll at about $10-12 million under their self-imposed $50 million cap. It has been suggested that difference could be used on an in-season trade. If the Pirates could rent one player (with an eye on possibly re-signing him for 2008 and beyond), who would you choose? Why?
Matthew from Minor Details:
It's difficult to say who would be the best choice until we see how some guys fare in the first half of 2007, not only to see what glaring holes there may be but also to see what trade value you can get. But if the Pirates think that Andrew McCutchen will be ready to be their starting center fielder in 2008 (and judging by his play last season and in spring training, I think he will be) and Chris Duffy can have a solid first half, Duffy might b...
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