The MLB trade deadline is a week away, and over the next week, we're going to see a lot of pitchers being connected to the Pirates. Some of those rumors will involve players the Pirates have scouted or asked about. Some will involve pitchers who are just on the market, with the Pirates mentioned by default, due to their pitching need. I've written many times the last few weeks that the Pirates would be better off trading with Indianapolis for their pitching needs. But then Tyler Glasnow and Chad Kuhl went down with injuries over the weekend, changing the pitching depth.

I could write about who the Pirates should go for, but I'm going to take a different stance. It's not going to be a popular one. It's not something you can say about a team that is just two games back from the Wild Card ...

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