Three Possible Pittsburgh Pirates Trades With The New York Yankees

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Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have a logjam in their bullpen.  The Pirates will no doubt make a trade out of their bullpen to help clear roster space as well as some money.  The New York Yankees want to add another quality reliever if not at least a proven one to their current group of relievers.  The two teams have matched up plenty of times on trades a could again.

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The Pirates, on the other hand, could take the opportunity to open up another roster spot and some money.  By doing so, they might be able to acquire another quality starting pitcher, whether that is a pitcher like Michael Pineda coming back in a deal or signing a free agent.  Of course, the other option would be to trade for a bigger name pitcher like Jose Quintana.  The Bucs would have to give up quality prospects to get a deal like that done.  However, if the Bucs trade one of their more proven relievers