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    This is an interesting rumor/report about the Pirates from last season. Its a good discussion topic I guess...This is a trade that was discussed by the Pirates and Diamondbacks:

    The Diamondbacks have had interest in LaRoche for several years. Last off-season, they engaged in serious discussions with the Pittsburgh Pirates about a deal that would have sent [HIGH-LIGHT]catcher Miguel Montero and first baseman Chad Tracy to the Pirates for LaRoche and left-hander Paul Maholm.[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/NickPiecoro/71705

    Now, this is a trade that I probably wouldn't have pulled the trigger on either, especially since Tracy has had injury problems and has fallen off drastically from when he came into the league...BUT...I assume if we had pulled this trade off we'd not have selected Sanchez #1--maybe that is the wrong assumption--and I guess we could have gone with a pitcher to replace Maholm.

    I am glad that NH didn't make this trade, but I wanted to see what you all thought about it. Montero can mash the ball that is for sure. He's at least a 20 HR guy from behind the plate.
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    Don't know much about Montero, except Boston was after him before the year last year. That would've made Doumit more expendable for sure. But I agree, if somebody other than Maholm or Duke is in that deal, I'd be more interested for sure.

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    Don't know much about Montero, except Boston was after him before the year last year. That would've made Doumit more expendable for sure. But I agree, if somebody other than Maholm or Duke is in that deal, I'd be more interested for sure.
    I actually may have done it if it was for Duke and LaRoche instead of Maholm and LaRoche...and if Tracy was healthy.
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    I actually may have done it if it was for Duke and LaRoche instead of Maholm and LaRoche...and if Tracy was healthy.
    That could be, I wished they'd done the Duke for Derek Holland trade with Texas. I like Holland's upside going forward moreso than Duke's.

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    Get rid of Tracy and throw in a prospect and I'd have done it just because Montero is going to be good. He's got above average power for a Catcher, hits well, young...

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    Montero is a beast. He was probably the best C offensively in the NL after the All Star break last season.

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    Montero is a beast. He was probably the best C offensively in the NL after the All Star break last season.
    Montero is a beast for sure...if it had been a better player besides Tracy...AND it was Duke instead of Maholm I'd have pulled the trigger.
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    Montero is a beast for sure...if it had been a better player besides Tracy...AND it was Duke instead of Maholm I'd have pulled the trigger.
    Maholm straight up for Montero is a no brainer. Actially, Montero is worth more than Maholm straight up. Half of Adam Laroche works, Chad Tracy is just fairly useless, I'd have take a BP prospect arm or something that can be developed instead of Tracy and pulled the trigger

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