Pittsburgh Pirates: Are Bucs looking to Acquire Bats?


With the Pittsburgh Pirates playing their best baseball of the season, is general manager Neal Huntington looking to improve the team right now?

According to a report from Fox’s Sports Ken Rosenthal, the Pirates have inquired with several teams looking for a corner infielder with a big bat. Among those that Rosenthal suggests the Bucs have looked into have been Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Bryan LaHair, San Diego Padres’ third baseman Chase Headley and Boston Red Sox corner man Kevin Youkilis.

Don’t get too excited as there isn’t much of a trade market right now, especially with the additional wild card spot this year. That means several more teams will be buyers instead of sellers.

However Rosenthal, who’s opinion I respect a lot, does suggest that the Pirates have the pitching depth at both the major league and minor league level and expects them to swing at least one deal.

Yet do the Pirates want to break up what seems like great chemistry in the clubhouse right now?

I don’t think it would even be an issue. Winning creates chemistry as good as anything else and adding at least one more productive bat to the team would be huge.

It’s at least something worth keeping an eye on.