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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Trade Deadline Bargaining Chip

posted Dec 27, 2008, 1:06 PM by Steven Seagal   [ updated Feb 15, 2009, 12:25 PM ]
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 27 year old catcher Ryan Doumit to a 3 year, $11.5M deal that will give them the opportunity to trade him away to a contending club for a couple of low-mid level prospects in June of 2009, 2010, or 2011.  Doumit will likely play at least one full season in Pittsburgh before his glaring talent makes him tradebait halfway through a subsequent losing Pirates season.
Ryan Doumit will be a Pirate for at least 1/2 of a season, and more likely 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 seasons.