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The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to be buyers at the trade deadline for the first time in my life.
That's right, while I am only 19 years old its been about that long since the Pirates have played competitive baseball and are currently tied for first place in the N.L. Central.
The Pirates may shock us all and land a Carlos Beltran type player but more realistically they could go after someone like Carlos Pena.
Pena's power could be a huge help to the Pirates lineup and his defense at first base would be an upgrade as well.
The Pirates have drafted near the top of the draft for the past 20 years and similar to the Tampa Bay Rays rise up in 2008, this could be the start of a long stretch of great baseball in Pittsburgh.
I'm sure Pirates fans aren't thinking of it like that, though, and are probably enjoying every minute of their Pirates in the buying market.