The Pirates are mulling a swap with Oakland.
Rob Biertempfel of the Trib reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are mulling a swap with the Oakland Athletics that would include left handed pitcher Craig Breslow and outfielder Josh Willingham. Biertempfel mentions that Garrett Jones would likely be out the door, although I'm not sure if that means it would be a Jones for Willingham/Breslow swap.
Breslow is making $1.4 M this year, and would be under team control for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He currently has a 3.24 ERA in 33.1 innings, with a 7.0 K/9 and a 3.0 BB/9 ratio. In his career he has a 2.92 ERA in 253 innings, with a 7.7 K/9 and a 3.8 BB/9. Breslow turns 31 in August. He would be due about $546 K for the remainder of the year, and his overall trade value would be a little ...
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