Gregory Polanco will be Rule 5 eligible this year, but that doesn't mean the Pirates need to trade him.
Lately I've been getting a lot of questions wondering who is Rule 5 eligible in the upcoming year. In the past that question would be asked with the focus on building for the future. This year the questions have been geared more towards trading from the Rule 5 eligible players at the deadline in order to add to the major league team. The idea is that the Pirates will have a lot of players to protect since they've got a good system in place, and won't be able to protect them all, so they might as well trade a few of those players to upgrade the team in the short-term.
Let me clear one thing up. I see too many "The Pirates could trade Gregory Polanco because they'll have a lot of peo...
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