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Middle Relievers

Reds GM Wayne Krivsky pays for a left-handed and right-handed middle reliever with Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez.

This seemingly validates the baseball punditry who report that a seller's market exists for pitching.

The Indians turn around and trade a proven closer for a 21-year-old Low A catching propsect; thus invalidating the alledged seller's market.

Now the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports


Colorado's desired return for first baseman Ryan Shealy -- a player the Pirates have discussed with the Rockies -- is a young middle reliever.

Thus re-validating the meme of a seller's market.  

If the Pirates can flip rookie RHP Matt Capps for Ryan Shealy, then Shealy should be flying over Ohio as I type.