Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 12/23/12
We're rolling up to the 18-hour milestone in the extended saga that's been the Joel Hanrahan trade, and we still don't know the full details of the trade. This is what we think we probably might know at this point: Joel Hanrahan will go to the Red Sox, along with another unnamed Pirate or Pirate prospect. Stolmy Pimentel and Jerry Sands will come to the Pirates.  Mark Melancon may come to the Pirates, as well.  There are four players coming to the Pirates in total.  The deal isn't actually finalized, so probably every single bit of this is subject to change.  Because of the way this deal is unfolding, it was pretty easy to get a bad taste in your mouth for what seemed to be the basics of the trade yesterday: Pimentel and Sands seem like pretty typical Neal Huntington Warm Bodies. They're both guys that have some upside but that also seem pretty one dimensional and are probably unlikely to be more than role players at the big league level. Melanc...
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