In the past I've done this trade values series solely on what our trade chips have been worth. However, the term "trade chips" has been limited to the people the Pittsburgh Pirates could eventually deal as sellers. I mentioned that Joel Hanrahan (article here) and Paul Maholm (article here) could get good returns, but that Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder (article here) probably wouldn't see much, and that was before their injuries hit.
With the Pirates moving to 34-33 last night, there's been a lot of talk about whether the Pirates could become buyers, rather than sellers. I talked at the beginning of the month about how I didn't see the Pirates as contenders. Then they went out and took a three game series against the Philadelphia Phillies, and another against the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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