Yeah, that cash is going to be a lot for a team to swallow...I have to assume the Pirates want to move Lawton since K-raig will be coming back soon (which will leave us with no lead off hitter
The Pirates are idiots when it comes to trading 90% of the time (see Schmidt, Ramirez, etc. etc.), but I'll bet they will want a decent return on a player that essentially would be part of the Jason Kendall deal. Who that is, I have no idea.
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