Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Two Players Garnering Trade Interest

Aug 22, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier (26) hits a two-run double against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Pirates won 12-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 22, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier (26) hits a two-run double against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Pirates won 12-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, two Pittsburgh Pirates players are garnering trade interest at MLB’s Winter Meetings

Prior to the start of MLB’s 2020 Winter Meetings the Pittsburgh Pirates were expected to be busy on the trade market. With general manager looking to continue the organization’s rebuild, all signs pointed toward the Pirates looking to move proven veteran talent.

Well, with the first three days of the meetings now in the books, it appears there are two Pittsburgh Pirates players that are the most popular in trade talks. These two players should come as no surprise.

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, starting pitcher Joe Musgrove and second baseman Adam Frazier are the two Pirate players being talked about most in trade discussions.

Again, this should come as no surprise to anyone. Musgrove is coming off an excellent 2020 season and he is a pitcher that is thought very highly of around the industry. The Pittsburgh Priates also nearly traded Musgrove at the trade deadline this past August.

As for Frazier, he is a player that Cherington has made available in trade talks since becoming general manager in November 2019. Frazier, and Musgrove, comes with two years of team control, which always adds to a player’s trade value. To be honest, it would be a surprise if these two players are not traded before the start of the regular season.

Based on Monday night’s trade that sent Lance Lynn from the Texas Rangers to the Chicago White Sox, Pirates fans should get excited about any potential Musgrove trades. Lynn comes with just one year of control and netted a great return. While Musgrove strikes out less betters than Lynn, he walks fewer and has a lower DRA the past three seasons. Musgrove should be able ot net the Pirates an excellent return in any trade.

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