Wood has been designated for assignment by the Angels. Will the Pirates claim him?

If there's one thing I've seen about a thousand times over the past year, it has been this:

"The Pirates should trade for Brandon Wood."

The idea usually gets brought up when talking about how the Los Angeles Angels aren't using the former top prospect, and only increased this off-season with Wood out of options.  Yesterday, the Angels designated Wood for assignment, which gives them ten days to trade, waive, or release him.  If he's placed on waivers, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have priority, since they own the first overall waiver pick until April 30th.

There is some appeal with Wood.  He was the number 16 prospect in baseball prior to the 2008 season, falling from number eight in 2007, and nu...

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