An article was written in the Post and people have blogged about how, "If I were the Pirates, I would have to be blown away to trade away a Pirate pitcher." The Pirates have the third-worst ERA in baseball; no one is going to blow Pittsburgh away with a good trade to get one of its pitchers.
That is the problem with Pirates fans; we think our guys are worth so much more than they really are. At this point I would trade anyone for some great minor league talent. The Pirates don't have an ace or even a shutdown closer. So if they could get something, it would be better than anything they currently have.
I would first trade defense for anyone's above average minor league pitcher. Get something for nothing. Please open your eyes fans, and see the light.