Pirates should be cautious on dealing Giles

Updated: June 24, 2003, 11:30 AM ET
By Jim Baker
On Monday, we linked you to a story by Dan Graziano of the Newark Star-Ledger that cited anonymous sources who say the Pirates and Yankees have had several trade discussions centered around struggling pitcher Jeff Weaver. As is usually the case where the Pirates are concerned, the name Brian Giles surfaced. While there is no actual evidence that a swap involving both Giles and Weaver is in the works, it has been no secret that the Yankees have had Giles envy in recent years.

The possibility that the Pirates would consider trading Giles inspired a lot of mail. That it would be to the Yankees was especially galling to this reader:

Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.