John Perrotto writes:
If the Pirates want to be bold in a trade market, there are three hitters who could be available for the right package of pitchers, most likely closer Mike Gonzalez and left-handed starter Zach Duke. They are Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira, Tampa Bay left fielder Carl Crawford and Cincinnati left fielder Adam Dunn.
Littlefield has always been reluctant to trade pitching, but he almost certainly would have to part with closer Gonzalez.
Teixeira, Crawford, or Dunn would make great additions. But I will believe Littlefield could manage such a trade when I see it.
The forecast for the Pirates before March 1 looks like this: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.