Leading up to the deadline, in terms of Pirate hitters, Dyson appeared to be a no brainer to be traded. This is due to Dyson being a pending free agent. As we have discussed, this trade has happened. Other than Dyson, the next most likely Pirate hitter to be traded appears to be Adam Frazier.
Throughout the off-season Frazier garnered attention on the trade market. His name has been a widely discussed one in recent weeks, too. Despite his slow start to the season, Frazier not being traded today would be a surprise.
Other than Frazier, the team could listen to offers for slugging 1B/DH Josh Bell. However, that appears to be a trade that is more likely to happen in the off-season. Left fielder Bryan Reynolds has been discussed with other teams, but the Pittsburgh Pirates would have to be blown away to move Reynolds.
Other than these three, it is difficult to envision any Pirate hitters garnering much attention at the trade deadline. Although, attempting to move Gregory Polanco and the money left on his contract should not be ruled out, either.
Will they stay or will they go?
Adam Frazier – GO
Josh Bell – STAY
Bryan Reynolds – STAY
Gregory Polanco – STAY