According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Kendrys Morales fits what the Pirates need, a first baseman/middle of the order hitter. There’s mutual interest, but while the Pirates would love him on the right contract, they may also pursue a first baseman via trade. There are a few possible candidates, including the Mets’ Ike Davis, Toronto’s Adam Lind, Texas’s Mitch Moreland, and even Seattle’s Justin Smoak and Boston’s Daniel Nava and Mike Carp.
The Latino Post reported earlier in the week that if the Pirates strike a deal for Ike Davis, the Mets could look to trade for prospect outfielder Andrew Lambo. Lambo, a left handed batter - split the 2013 season between the Pirates Double-A and Triple-A squad, recording 32 homers in 120 games. The Mets had asked previously for RHP Nick Kingham, but were turned down...