Bucs, Mets need to be sellers
A quartet of clubs that must start trading assets before July 31
Updated: June 9, 2014, 9:24 AM ETBy Paul Swydan | ESPN Insider
Justin K. Aller/Getty ImagesThe Pirates should be looking to surround Andrew McCutchen with more talent in 2016.Last week, we looked at teams stuck in the middle who should try to make a push as the trade deadline appears on the horizon. This week, we're looking at teams who should throw in the towel and sell off some of their more desirable short-term assets before the July 31 trade deadline.
It just doesn't seem like the Pirates' year.
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