Everything I've read in response to Dejan's article about the Pirates' interest in Jarrod Saltalamacchia has surprised me. Before I go any further, let me clarify two points:
It seems extremely unlikely that the Pirates will acquire Saltalamacchia given David Littlefield's history.
The Pirates will not trade Jason Bay.
Still, I was surprised that when the price for Saltalamacchia was set at Bay, Ian Snell or Tom Gorzelanny, the fans didn't have more of a problem with shipping off Jason. When you consider, though, that this team has lost 95 games for two years in a row---and they're on pace to do it again---everything starts to come into focus.
Desperate times, desperate measures. And trading your superstar is perhaps the most desperate measure of all.
Let me say one more time: The Pi...
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