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Pirates Discussion: Ben Cherington Has a Plan. Maybe.

Cardinals call up prospect Brendan Donovan.

Everyone outside of St. Louis: “Who?”

Now in Ben Cherington’s third season as General Manager, I feel we’re still left wondering what the plan is for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Tampa Bay Rays are a team that involves a lot of moving parts. Often wheeling and dealing everything from star players to role players.

The Brewers went for the quick turnaround that paid early dividends, but seems to be simmering while they’ve managed to develop one of the more devastating pitching staffs.

The Reds tried a for a similar trade-and-pay build as the Brewers, but it died quickly.