- Doug Mittler, ESPN Insider
It is July 1st and the best record in baseball belongs to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who moved 21 games over .500 with a 14-inning win over the Brewers on Sunday.
What will the Bucs due to their roster by the end of the month? Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com says the Pirates should be in the market for an extra reliever, but also could use an upgrade in right field, where they rank last in the league with a .658 OPS. Garrett Jones and Travis Snider have split time in right field in recent weeks.
Alex Rios would as a nice fit, although the White Sox outfielder makes $12.5 million each of the next two years. A less pricey option could be Nate Schierholtz of the Chicago Cubs. Rosenthal suggest that the Bucs will move cautiously so as not to disrupt team chemistry or tap too deeply into their farm system.