Found August 01, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
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Last year's trade deadline all of a sudden looks tame. Neal Huntington went nuts over the past day acquiring pieces to potentially improve the Pittsburgh Pirates. The key word in that statement in potentially. It is no secret what the front office was trying to do. They weren't renting players like they did last year for an ultimately futile run. They made deals over the past week in looking towards the future and they did it by acquiring players who are big risks but could give huge rewards. I've already made my feelings known on the Wandy Rodriguez and Travis Snider deals. Before the deadline, the Pirates also acquired Gaby Sanchez and Kyle Kaminska in return for Gorkys Hernandez and the competitive balance draft pick. Sanchez is different from Snider in the sense that he has done it in the major leagues before. Each of the past two seasons, he had hit 19 home runs for the then Florida Marlins. However, the move to Miami also brought a move in Sanche...
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