Could the Pirates trade for a third baseman with Alvarez in AAA?
With the recent demotion of Pedro Alvarez to AAA, there has been some talk that the Pittsburgh Pirates might pursue a third baseman on the trade market. The two names that get brought up the most, when it comes to speculation on who the Pirates could go after, are Aramis Ramirez and Mark Reynolds. Both are fits for the Pirates due to their large salaries, and the Pirates' ability to take on payroll. As usual, I decided to take a look at their trade values, to see what it would cost to add either player.
NOTE: The purpose here isn't to suggest the Pirates are pursuing these players. The purpose is to see their values, using projected values (calculated as [(WAR*$5 M) - Salary]) and Victor Wang’s research on prospect ...
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