The Pirates are 24th in baseball in runs scored. The combined OPS of their right fielder is last in the National League. Giancarlo Stanton is one of baseball's best right fielders.
Gregory Polanco, whose hot start moved him to Double-A, could bring a large trade return.
Even if you didn't read the headline, you see where I am going with this.
ESPN.com's David Schoenfield put the situation more simply in his first line: "The Pittsburgh Pirates need Giancarlo Stanton." Check out Schoenfield's story, as he makes some good points about why such a trade makes sense for both the Pirates and the Miami Marlins. There is no indication that the Pirates are interested, or that the Marlins have budged from their no-trade January attitude, but Stanton's name should be out there.
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