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Keith Law set the Yinzernet on fire this afternoon by suggesting that the Pirates would consider trading Andrew McCutchen if they get an offer that blows them away. He didn't say that the Pirates were shopping McCutchen or hoping to trade him or anything like that. He said that they'd do what any team in their situation would do with an elite young player that has a ticking arbitration clock without an extension: they'd listen to offers and probably reject 99.9% of them. Still, the reaction to Law's blurb was pretty predictable: some Pirate fans were angry on the assumption that it's already time to start selling to the highest bidder, some were scared, some shrugged it off the way I have on the assumption that the Pirates are probably at least a couple years away from realistically looking to shop him at the very earliest. Tim is right in pointing out that in order to trade McCutchen at this point in his career, the Pirates would have to more or less go to one o...
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