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"Aaron Sanchez isn’t even averaging five innings a start this year, so moving him to the pen isn’t costing you as much in volume as it might for another starter. There’s still enough in Sanchez that he, just 26, could have a second career as a power reliever. As a trade target, he’ll get less attention that will Marcus Stroman and Ken Giles, and perhaps for that reason, be an easier pull."