There seems to be some debate over whether relief pitcher Mark Melancon is involved in the pending Joel Hanrahan trade. A few outlets are reporting that Melancon is in the deal, although other outlets are saying that Melancon himself hasn't been told anything. The Hanrahan trade will be delayed until after Christmas, so like most of this deal we're analyzing aspects of the trade without even knowing all of the details. In this case, we don't even know whether Melancon is involved. That hasn't stopped Pirates fans from debating whether he would be a good addition.

I thought Charlie at Bucs Dugout had a great write-up on why Melancon would be a great addition for the Pirates. I'll let his article do the talking, but there was one part that stood out to me.
Hanrahan himself actually prese...

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