Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Three Trades from MLB.com

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Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Ideas
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!  It could be a very merry Christmas if the Pittsburgh Pirates are able to make a few deals yet this off-season.  Here is some trade ideas for some of the rumors that have been out there.

It seems that many insiders and reporters believe the Pittsburgh Pirates have plenty of moves to make yet.   MLB.com put out an article called “Gift Exchange: 8 Trades That Make Sense“.  In this article MLB.com writer Phil Rogers lists eight different trades that he thinks have potential to happen as we head toward the New Year.  On this list he has three different trades involving the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The trades surround two teams, the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  With this, it is easy assume that the Pittsburgh Pirates are receiving Jose Quintana from the White Sox in the trade scenario.  However, the Dodger trade is a little more creative.  Meanwhile the third trade is actually a three team trade between the Pittsburgh Pirates, White Sox, and Dodgers.

Now there is not necessarily any reports of these trades being talked about.  However, this is MLB.com.  Rogers is not just making these trades up from thin air.  There is enough reports or information being put out there to lead to the speculation. He is just connecting dots and using information passed along to create trades that would make sense. We have all seen the reports regarding the Pittsburgh Pirates working to trade for Jose Quintana.  Hence why Phil Rogers put together a trade with what he thinks/understand the White Sox might be looking for in a deal.  That is where we start: