With the trade deadline less than a week away, let’s take a look at two bold mock trade proposals for the Pittsburgh Pirates from Baseball Trade Values.
Earlier this week, we looked at four mock trades from Baseball Trade Values revolving around Pittsburgh Pirates players. Most of the trades were fair trades with no significant players on the move, with José Quintana being the biggest name on the Pirates getting traded. However, what about some bolder trades from Baseball Trade Values?
Today, I want to look at two trades I created using Baseball Trade Values’ trade simulator. Their simulator lets you put together mock trades and post them for other users to see to upvote/downvote. Each player in the deal has an assigned value from the site, which helps users identify what value a player is worth.
Now, this is far from a perfect tool. The assigned values don’t change based on team needs. For example, the San Francisco Giants might need a pitcher, but Cincinnati Reds’ Luis Castillo’s value doesn’t go up or down if you make a mock trade involving him going to the West Coast team. Plus, I’m sure you can find a lot of player values you and I would disagree on.
Although it has flaws, it’s the best tool fans have to put together mock trades. So let’s take a look at two that are pretty bold involving Pittsburgh Pirates players.