More Prospects for The Pirates?

bill smithContributor IJune 23, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Adam LaRoche #25 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats against the New York Mets on May 9, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 10-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

If the Pirates turn out with the same kind of season as they have had the last couple seasons what will become of the Bucco's better hitters? Will they be traded? Or are we building on these players and, what would be sensible, keeping some vets on the team? There may be no telling, but Adam Laroche gets hot with the weather and Sanchez is a potential doubles leader and batting crown champ. A lot of teams will be looking at these players.

                 On the other hand if the Buccos are still six games back in July many would expect us to trade for a right handed power hitter. I think that Matt Holliday would be a good fit. He has a one year contract. I would not expect the Pirates to sign him after.