Earlier this week Jon Morosi of Fox Sports wrote that the Pirates needed to add some depth at the trade deadline, especially for their over-worked bullpen. It's probably too early to talk about deadline strategies, since the deadline is over two months away, and most trades don't start happening until late June. But considering the article, I thought I'd look at the state of the Pirates.
One issue I've always had with the deadline is that it sort of peer pressures you into making a move. A contender is good enough to be one of the best teams in the league for two-thirds of the season, but if they don't add that key piece at the deadline they'll fall apart and have no chance the final third of the season. The trade deadline is all about the grass being greener on the other side, mistakin...
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