Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Three Trades from MLB.com

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Second Trade: Pirates and Dodgers

The second trade recommended by Phil Rogers is between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  This trade is a creative deal, and one that has major league players moving in it.  In fact, Rum Bunter has suggested that both players going from the Pittsburgh Pirates could make sense for the Dodgers. Both players are currently beloved Pirates who are on the trading block.  Coming back is an intriguing, but controversial outfielder along with a couple of top prospects.  Here is that trade that Rogers thinks the Pittsburgh Pirates and Dodgers should make:

"Deal: McCutchen and infielder-outfielder Josh Harrison to Dodgers for OF Yasiel Puig, RHP Jose De Leon (No. 2 prospect), OF Alex Verdugo (No. 3). For the right package, the Dodgers could potentially do some one-stop shopping to rearrange the outfield, and fill a vacancy at second base. Both McCutchen and Harrison are strong clubhouse types, which never hurts. Bucs manager Clint Hurdle could mesh well with Puig, and the haul of prospects could help the Pirates contend again in 2018 or ’19, even if McCutchen’s departure continues the backward momentum that started last season. (MLB Network Radio’s Jim Bowden first mentioned the idea of a McCutchen-Harrison combination trade.)"