YO: Pirates Reportedly Acquire Chris Archer from the Rays (UPDATE)

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YO: Pirates Reportedly Acquire Chris Archer from the Rays (UPDATE)

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Boy, this is such a shocking turn for a team that seemed totally out of the race just a week and a half ago. But here we go:

Archer, 29, is as known for his team-friendly contract as his performance (so-so results, excellent peripherals). The Pirates will be getting him for three seasons after this one, and he’ll also help push them more seriously in their playoff races this year.

Kinda feels like this week’s games against the Pirates just got more important, eh?

More soon.

UPDATE: The return is a post-hype pitcher, a maybe-starting-caliber outfielder, and an unnamed third piece:

And the Rays are gonna get really creative with their starting strategy:


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