Figure on the Pirates being in the center of many trade rumors between now and the end of August.
General manager Neal Huntington has already pulled the trigger on two big trades this season, sending Nate McLouth to Atlanta for right-hander Charlie Morton and two minor-leaguers then dealing left fielder Nyjer Morgan and left-handed reliever Sean Burnett to Washington for right-handed reliever Joel Hanrahan and outfield prospect Lastings Milledge.
Huntington has made it clear to other GMs around the major leagues that he is not done dealing and is willing to listen on any and all of his players as he continues trying to rebuild a franchise that has gone through 16 straight losing seasons.
The Colorado Rockies, making a big push for the National League wild card, is interested in trading for Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
The Pirates love Class AAA Colorado Springs second baseman