Thursday Trade Tree – Jose Bautista

A timely trade tree this week, since the Pirates are playing his current team. Right now he’s the best power hitter in baseball: Jose Bautista. (click to embiggen)

Another player the Pirates reacquired after losing him in the rule 5 draft, Pittsburgh wasn’t able to enjoy the fulfillment of Bautista’s talent like they did with Bobby Bonilla. Talk at the time had the Pirates wanting David Wright instead of Wigginton which would have been a great get. Alas, that trade was pretty much a fail for the Bucs. I’m sure the Mets would love to have Bautista back now, as would the Rays, Orioles and Royals.

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