Found July 09, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
The first in a multi-part series laying out what pieces are available to the Pittsburgh Pirates, how well they’ll mesh with the team, and what the Pirates may have to move in return…      (Opening image credit, SD Examiner) Part 1:  Available hitters, and their suitability grade with the current team roster A+  OF Carlos Quentin, San Diego Padres 2012 Season:  .268, 7HR, .924 OPS In terms of a good fit with the team, it doesn’t get much better than a power hitter putting up huge numbers while playing half of his games in the offensive purgatory of Petco Park.  Only signed to a 1-year deal by the Padres prior to the season, the expiring contract should reduce San Diego’s asking price, yet there’s nothing preventing a new team from opening the pocket book and extending the 29-year old long term. For a power hitter, Quentin rarely strikes out, and has posted the following OPS+ since 2008 (100 denotes an “average” player):  149, 98, 119, 122, 160 (current).  Acquiring him would ignite a
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  • leroydyno123

    I like what Pirates have done so far with draft and aquiring players. If Appel is set on going back to Stanford good bye losing 3.5 million and setting back career by full year. Good luck with that!
    Trades at this time of year are loaded in sellers favor and should get deals like last year if Lee would not have gotten hurt he may have been the answer. Ludwick did not work out but he did give effort.

    My opion get J.Pierre and Keppinger for front of line up and should not have to give up more than c prospects.

    Like the rumors but Pirates minor leagues are starting to produce. Huntington built the system now lets use it
    . Produce from within.
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