Originally written December 03, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are shopping Garrett Jones. The Baltimore Orioles are looking for a power bat. There are a lot of articles coming out about the Orioles possibly being interested in Jones. It’s hard to tell if these are based on any actual discussions, or if it’s a case of people connecting the dots. The Orioles want a power bat and could trade pitching to get that. The Pirates have a power bat and want pitching. It’s a perfect match, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the teams are actually talking, or the Orioles are actually interested. Then again, that’s totally what it could mean. Here are two quotes from reporters in both towns, with the bold part for my emphasis. Rob Biertempfel had the following to say: The Orioles are seeking a bat with some pop, and might be interested in Garrett Jones. Baltimore could dangle some pitching, such Zach Britton, Jake Arrieta and/or reliever Pedro Strop. Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore had something very similar: There’s another name that’s...
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  • leroydyno123

    Pirates only need trade Jones if somebody makes deal that knocks their socks off. Starting pitcher and prospect. If not keep Jones he has two or three years left, pony up bucs and pay the man. We are tired of hearing the cries your not making money. Get Walker signed as well these are important signings as they came from the farm system.
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