The Pittsburgh Pirates need more pop in the outfield if they are going to make a serious run in the playoffs this fall. Alex Presley's .234 batting average and .412 slugging percentage is just not good enough for a corner outfielder on a contending team.
Since no National League contender has evolved as the clear runaway favorite, shouldn't the Bucs take a chance and acquire the necessary bat?
But where will they get the needed power? Which player can they obtain? What prospects do they have to offer in return?
Carlos Quinten, Hunter Pence and Justin Upton have been frequent sources of discussion—or is this wishful thinking among Bucs fans?
How about a reunion with Jason Bay? Certainly, the Mets would not miss him.
How about Corey Hart? The Brewers certainly are not poised to make a big push for the playoffs.