- Nady's deal was for $2.14M.
- Sanchez is asking for $3.1M, the Pirates are offering $2.15M.
- Castillo asks $2.2M, Pirates offer $1.8M.
- Gerut asks $925,000, Pirates offer $800,000.
- Chacon asks $4.25M, Pirates offer $3.7M.
- Grabow asks $925,000, Pirates offer $765,000.
The Pirates and players are close on most contracts. I can see all but Freddy coming to an agreement before the hearings start. Freddy is likely headed to arbitration.
- To celebrate a possible trade to the Pirates, Dukes gets arrested.
The possible deal is a bad deal for both teams involves. Tampa will not get fair market value for Dukes. The Pirates would get a hard to manage, let alone understand, young man who needs too much supervision for someone of his age with his talent. It will be a shame to see a player of his caliber waste his god given gifts.
The Pirates have signed free-agent second baseman Nick Green to a minor-league contract.
Minor League middle infielder. Next signing should be a minor league middle reliever.