the Pirates are in an excellent Position. Both them and Milwaukee. Outside of Jason Kendall, whom they are trying desparatly to trade, they owe no long term money.
I would guess that Jason Bay, JJ Davis, Freddy Sanchez and Oliver Perez, are pretty much not going to go anywhere. But the rest of them, outside of their minor league pitching aces, could be had for next to nothing. Just as long as the player coming in doesn't have a contract for 2005!