Pittsburgh Pirates: Why the Bucs Should Stand Pat at the Trade Deadline

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Why the Bucs Should Stand Pat at the Trade Deadline
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I've been preaching it for the past couple of years when it comes to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Stick to the plan.

That plan has been to rebuild the farm system and eventually reap the benefits of a wealth of young, talented players. These players were acquired either by trade or through the past few productive drafts.

Now with the Pirates ever so close to contending in the National League Central, the sudden mass of new Pirates fans have their collective eyes glued to the July 31 trade deadline expecting a big move to be made by General Manager Neal Huntington.

Here are several reasons why that big move won't, and quite frankly shouldn't happen.

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