So it is rumor time again, Pirates need a first baseman, we have Adam Lind:
Clubs that have talked to #Pirates believe James Loney emerging as their top choice at 1B. Heard they've also asked on Adam Lind & Moreland— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 4, 2013
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:
They also have Chase d'Arnaud.
|2011||24||2 Teams||2 Lgs||AAA-A+||78||300||46||80||13||6||5||40||22||4||24||53||.267||.330||.400|
|2013||26||3 Teams||3 Lgs||AAA-AA-A+||67||260||36||60||8||5||4||21||19||6||20||44||.231||.287||.346|
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?