Some interesting Pirates trade rumors out of New York tonight, both from the New York Post:
George A. King III reports that the Yankees and Pirates are discussing a deal that would send Gerrit Cole to the Yankees, and that the deal could include outfielder Clint Frazier coming back to the Pirates. He also says that the Pirates are looking for a pitcher close to the majors.
If the Frazier part is accurate, he would be an interesting addition for a few reasons. First is that he would have some of the best power on the team, although he has yet to maximize his offense at the plate in his jump to the majors. Second is that he grew up playing with Austin Meadows, and the future outfield could conceivably have both players in the mix if Meadows works out and if another space is added.
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