Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/28/14
J-Hay. You are the epitome of team player. You’ve done everything the Pirates have asked of you with a steely resolve and a smile on your face. You’ve accepted being optioned to AAA more times than I can count with grace and dignity. You’ve came off the bench and spot started in every position but catcher and first base throughout your tenure here without ego or attitude. You’ve even pitched! You’ve shown that you have the ability to provide a spark and be an everyday big league player despite never really getting the chance to be one with this team. And even after all that you’ve done for the Pirates, they may ask for one more favor. Get them a nice return in a trade. Harrison’s been hitting the ball extremely well, getting on base consistently, and he’s proven that he can be the leadoff hitter that the Pirates have so desperately been looking for. Not only that, but he’s made a series of circus catches over the last week that would make Andy Van Slyke proud. So why on earth would it be the right idea to trade him?? Josh’s value is at an all-time high right now and it most likely won’t get any higher. When you look around the Pirate’s roster, there aren’t THAT many big league players (that they could afford to part with) that would net a real solid return.
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