Blue Jays rumors: Pirates interested in Adam Lind?

Adam Lind - Brad White

So it is rumor time again, Pirates need a first baseman, we have Adam Lind:

It seems we have a habit of trading left-handed hitting, former big time prospects to the Pirates.

Trading Lind would open up the DH spot for Melky Cabrera, and Anthony Gose and/or Moises Sierra could slip into his spot. We'd want someone to be able to spell Edwin Encarnacion at first, but Moises is working out out at the position. Maybe he could play there once or twice a week.

What would you want back for Lind? We aren't going to get Jameson Taillon. I'm thinking more second basemen. The Pirates have Neil Walker at second. Jody Mercer is second on their depth charts. I'd like him:

Year Age Tm Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
2011 24 Indianapolis AAA 60 250 226 39 54 13 1 6 21 3 3 13 43 .239 .304 .385
2012 25 Indianapolis AAA 56 236 209 28 60 14 1 4 27 3 5 20 45 .287 .357 .421
2013 26 Indianapolis AAA 26 109 96 11 32 6 1 1 19 3 1 12 17 .333 .404 .448
6 Seasons 527 2247 2010 275 539 125 11 42 283 37 22 153 349 .268 .326 .404
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/4/2013.

They also have Chase d'Arnaud.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
2010 23 Altoona EL AA 132 530 91 131 33 9 6 48 33 7 56 102 .247 .331 .377
2011 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ 78 300 46 80 13 6 5 40 22 4 24 53 .267 .330 .400
2012 25 Indianapolis IL AAA 98 381 63 96 24 4 6 38 34 5 37 93 .252 .325 .383
2013 26 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-A+ 67 260 36 60 8 5 4 21 19 6 20 44 .231 .287 .346
6 Seasons 534 2062 339 539 121 36 29 225 153 32 208 394 .261 .339 .397
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/4/2013.

And we need a d'Arnaud back in the organization, but he fits more as a utility type player, not a regular. Or maybe we'd rather try to get a pitcher, but I'm not sure who the Pirates would be willing to give up. And I really do want a decent second baseman, no offense Ryan.

Anyway, what do you think, what do you think the Jays could get back for Adam?

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