Monday, July 27, 2015

Pirates May Be Interested In Napoli & Victorino

(AP Photo)
If Bill West of the Pittsburgh Tribune is to be believed, the Pirates are interested in trading for two of Boston expendable veterans—first-baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Shane Victorino. Even if Ben Cherington gets only one or two decent prospects in return, he should clearly make this deal. Napoli would give the Bucs a major defensive upgrade over incumbent 1B Pedro Alvarez—and offer the potential at least of revived offensive performance. Victorino can fill-in or start at all three OF positions for the contending Pirates—currently in the top NL Wild Card spot. Stay tuned.