Over the last few days, we've heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at bullpen upgrades. They've already started adding to the bullpen today, with the anticipated addition of Jason Grilli. Yesterday I detailed a list of bullpen options they've been linked to. Adding to that list, we've recently heard rumors about Oakland Athletics pitchers Craig Breslow and Grant Balfour. To get an idea about what it would cost for a bullpen upgrade, let's take a look at the trade values of the names we've heard.
NOTE: The purpose is to see the values of these players, using projected values (calculated as [(WAR*$5 M) - Salary]) and Victor Wang’s research on prospect values.
Here is Adams' trade value:
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