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Pedro needs to be Swapped This Summer

May 25, 2015

CHICAGO – The Pirates try to keep pace in the N.L. Central, escaping Wrigley Field with a win

to stop a 4 – game skid.


Pittsburgh sits at the bottom of the race, 7 games out of first place, and already, there has been a

lack of production from the offense, mainly from Pedro Alvarez, offensively and defensively.

Pedro isn’t a first baseman, no matter how much the organization wanted him to be, nor does he

feel comfortable there. That’s been blatant since Spring Training.

Alvarez has one year left on his current contract and is entering arbitration. Here is the figure,

according to Spotrac. 2015: $5,750,000


The batting average is sitting at a mere .216 (Baseball Reference) and despite the 6 home runs,

he has still proven to be a disappointment thus far with high strikeout numbers. Furthermore, he

cannot hit lefties at all.


The Pirates can do one of two things:

1) Package for a lower end of the rotation pitcher and another starting first baseman.

2) Wait for the power to come back and trade for a solid rotation guy and platoon Sean

Rodriguez and Corey Hart (The best pinch hitter).



Jeff Locke is inconsistent and I don’t think he stays in the rotation for the long run. Worley has

already hit the bullpen. Here are a couple of realistic options the Pirates could go out for.

1) Jordan Lyles (COL)

2) Drew Smyly (TB)

3) Zack Wheeler (NYM)


These type of players need to be pursued to fill that void – all of which are lower end guys and

cheap – just what we look for. New York would be ideal for Pedro – with family there and all,

but the bottom line is, if his strikeouts don’t go down, especially with runners in scoring position,

it’s time to replace him.


We let go of Garrett Jones for the same reason – the Pirates didn’t want to pay him, but Alvarez

so far isn’t worth his salary.


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