I was going to wait until tomorrow for this, but I'll jump in with my thoughts now.
I'm sure you've seen this morning's Post-Gazette in which Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pirates have inquired about Jarrod Saltalamacchia, a big-time catching prospect for the Atlanta Braves.
I fired off a quick e-mail:
You wrote today that the Pirates had inquired about the availability of Jarrod Saltalamacchia---and I know that in the past you've talked about how you won't report on a rumor unless you've verified it has legs, so now I'm curious.
If Dave Littlefield did indeed contact the Braves, he must think that the Pirates have the pieces necessary to acquire Saltalamacchia, a franchise catcher with a hefty price tag.
Moving Duke or Maholm to Atlanta might be the start of a package, but it wo...
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