Trade Idea from a Pirates Fan

Alex Rios would be a very nice fit with the Pirates. What would you guys, as Sox fans, expect back in return. Rios is not worth any one of Cole, Taillon or Polanco, so probably should keep their names out of the conversation. Our farm system may be the best in all of baseball right now, with a probable 7 or 8 top 100 prospects in next year's rankings, not counting Cole, since he will have lost prospect eligibility. Also keep in mind, that Gregory Polanco will be in Pittsburgh next June, so Rios is a true one year rental, not a long term piece. So maybe lower expectations a little. Also think about the fact there are quite a few Right Field options on the market right now. I personally like Rios the best, but our GM is not going to overpay for him. Thats not his M.O. I am thinking an immediate replacement in RF (Travis Snyder), a very good young prospect who could be a part of your future (Barrett Barnes-CF) and maybe a decent pitching prospect (Quinton Miller). Let me know what you think. Here is a list of our top 20 prospects right now if you want some more info.

1. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-5, 2.90)

2. Gregory Polanco, CF, Altoona (.280)

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, West Virginia (4-1, 2.44)

4. Alen Hanson, SS, Bradenton (.289)

5. Austin Meadows, CF, GCL Pirates (.000)

6. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.290)

7. Nick Kingham, RHP, Altoona (1-1, 3.50)

8. Luis Heredia, RHP, West Virginia Power (1-0, 2.00)

9. Reese McGuire, C, GCL Pirates (.000)

10. Dilson Herrera, 2B, West Virginia (.274)

11. Tony Sanchez, C, Indianapolis (.304)

12. Barrett Barnes, CF, West Virginia (.258)

13. Kyle McPherson, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 19.29) – Triple-A DL

14. Stetson Allie, 1B, Bradenton (.205)

15. Wyatt Mathisen, C, West Virginia (.185) - Low-A DL

16. Clay Holmes, RHP, West Virginia (2-5, 4.98)

17. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Indianapolis (0-1, 3.50)

18. Vic Black, RHP, Indianapolis (0-2, 2.33)

19. Harold Ramirez, CF, Jamestown (.204)

20. Blake Taylor, LHP, GCL Pirates (0-0, 0.00)

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