Tonight we heard once again that the Pirates were looking at Alex Rios. Jon Heyman reported the interest this time, also saying they could be interested in Alexei Ramirez. One comment Heyman made stood out to me. He noted that Alex Rios is the top all around outfielder available on the trade market. He's right about that, and that speaks to the quality of players on the market right now.

Earlier today, Pat Lackey of WHYGAVS pointed out an interesting comparison between Rios and Jose Tabata.

https://twitter.com/whygavs/status/357965387473756161

Rios was a great player from 2006-2008, but has been inconsistent ever since then. Tabata hasn't been great, but has been consistently around a 100 wRC+. Since 2010, here are the yearly comparisons.

Jose Tabata has been better offensively...

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