Monday, August 1, 2016

Pirates Make Three Deadline Deals

Deal 1-Ivan Nova from the Yankees for Player to be Named Later

Nova's page on Baseball Reference

Deal 2--Jon Niese to the Mets for Antonio Bastardo and cash

Bastardo's  Baseball Reference Page

Deal 3-Francisco Liriano and word is Harold Ramirez and another prospect to Toronto for Drew Hutchison

Hutchison's Baseball Reference Page

Nova will likely move into the rotation which now looks like Cole, Taillon, Nova, and some combo of Vogelsong, Locke, and  Hutchison

Bastardo gives the Pirates another lefty in the pen

How much  better the Pirates got will largely depend on whether Nova approaches his 2011 or 2013 form when his ERAs were 3.70 and 3.10 and whether Hutchison pitches better than Liriano did.

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