As the MLB trade deadline draws nearer, everyone is wondering who will be the next big name traded and more importantly, where will they go.
One team that is sure to make deals is the New York Mets and one player that is sure to be dealt is all-star outfielder Carlos Beltran.
There are numerous squads who would love to nab the slugger, but among the most likely and willing are the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates are thriving now for the first time in quite a while, and as ESPN's Baseball Tonight squad noted recently, Pittsburgh can use Beltran for a variety of reasons. Here are five of those.