MLB rumors: Plenty of Pirates leaving Pittsburgh in trades?
Pittsburgh sent Carlos Santana to Milwaukee on Thursday, and, based on the buzz around the team, it’s possible that plenty of other Pirates could be shipped out before the MLB trade deadline.
That would be a lot of pitchers gathering interest, including starting pitcher Rich Hill, closer David Bednar, starting pitcher Mitch Keller, and reliever Colin Holderman. Unlike the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres, it is known that the Pirates are going to be selling, so it’s make sense they would draw plenty of attention, especially with names like Marcus Stroman, Josh Hader and Blake Snell in what feels like a no man’s land with neither of their teams committing to selling at the moment despite disappointing seasons.
While there could be plenty of changes in Pittsburgh, one thing that will not change is outfielder Andrew McCutchen as the Pirates are committed to keeping him through the end of the season after his return to the Steel City was such an emotional moment for Pittsburgh fans.
Will Pittsburgh pull the trigger on trades before names like Stroman, Hader and Snell potentially enter the trade market? It’s something to keep an eye on.