Found July 29, 2013 on WHYGAVS?:
When trade speculation involving the Pirates pops up on Twitter, I'm usually the first person to shoot it down. Giancarlo Stanton for Polanco, Taillon, and two other prospects? Stanton would be nice in a Pirate uniform, but I'd think long and hard about trading two A-/B+ prospects and two B/B- prospects for anyone. Alen Hanson's pulled from a game and you want to see Nate Schierholtz or Alex Rios in Pittsburgh now? I mean, those guys would make this team better, but for Hanson? Crazy talk.  This is more a byproduct of working for six (occasionally frustrating) years in a lab towards a PhD. A visiting foreign student in our lab recently asked me about some publications related to my project. I hemmed a bit, and she said, "So, you're critical of it." I'm not just critical of paper, I told her, I'm critical of everything. You have to be. I apply the same standard to the Pirates. I want the Pirates to get better at the trade deadline, but I can'...
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