The Pittsburgh Pirates are in contention for a playoff spot for the first time in two decades. With their sudden resurgence into national relevance, the question revolving around the club is whether they will be looking to make trades to improve for the stretch run.
In recent years, the Buccos have been sellers, dealing veterans for prospects in hopes of finally coming back into national relevance. Well, the hopes haven't been for nothing, as it appears to have happened.
Currently tied for first in the NL Central with Milwaukee and St. Louis, rumors have been running that GM Neal Huntington is trying to add pieces, though he has been unwilling to give up any of the club's top prospects.
While some people may feel that this team needs to take advantage of this newfound success, don't expect any major moves to be made by Pittsburgh.
Why? Simple. There are five players who have been injured for part of the season who are on their way back to the club that will greatly improve the team. Here's a look at them in order from when they're due to return.