Found July 16, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:

Here are a few updates on the trade front, via MLBTR.

**The Pirates were one of six teams scouting Matt Garza this weekend, according to ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla. I wouldn’t read much in to it other than due diligence. There’s usually a big gap between scouting a player and trying to trade for him. It’s also important to note that Garza was going up against Arizona. So the scout could have been there to watch Justin Upton.

**Jon Morosi of FOX Sports talks to one executive who predicts that Shane Victorino will be the first big name to be moved. Morosi mentions the Pirates as one of six teams who have scouted Victorino recently, although he highlights the Dodgers in his article.


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