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Geovany Soto
Pirates might not jump ship

Forget Paul Maholm's 3-7 record. He has compiled a 3.12 earned-run average over 89 innings, holding opponents to 70 hits. With limited options expected to become available on the trade market next month, Maholm is having the kind of season that could make him a prime target for teams looking to upgrade. After all, few teams sell players better than Maholm's Pirates. But hold the phone, as Humphrey Bogart might have said. This time around, the Pirates might be buyers, not sellers. Imagine them making a splash as the team to land Jose Reyes. Or Bobby Abreu. Or Geovany Soto. Or maybe just a ripple in acquiring the likes of Carlos Pena, Chris Davis or Ivan Rodriguez. We're...