The Arizona Diamond Backs have just made a trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates that will send Starling Marte to the desert. Most fans in Pittsburgh saw this coming, although some didn’t think it would happen this soon. Trade talks have been intensifying ever since winter meetings, and almost everybody thought the Mets or Padres would make a move, but ultimately they didn’t.
No reports have been made on who the Pirates received other than two prospects, but with five prospects in the top 100, we can assume that the Pirates received a few of said 100. Marte will truly be missed in Pittsburgh, but this was a necessary event. With new management and front office, Pittsburgh is in it for the long haul with a rebuild, and this trade will be the catalyst to start it off.