The Pittsburgh Pirates have been connected to a lot of relief pitchers so far this trade season. The latest news comes from Jon Morosi, who says they've been scouting the bullpen of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Morosi mentions Oliver Perez, although I'm not sure if that's because the Pirates might be scouting him, or because he used to be a Pirate. Perez has a 1.96 ERA in 36.2 innings this year, with a 10.1 K/9 and a 3.2 BB/9. His 3.44 xFIP suggests some regression, but that he will be a good reliever going forward.
Jon Heyman wrote recently about how Arizona could be sellers, but won't have a fire sale. They've already traded Brandon McCarthy and Joe Thatcher, but Heyman says that they don't seem eager to deal veterans like Mar...
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