Just don’t expect the Pittsburgh Pirates to be involved with many.
There are rumors floating out there about the Bucs’ interest in David Price. Well, honestly, what team wouldn’t be interested in Price? Trouble is, it would cost Pittsburgh a host of prospects and about $15 million a year for two years to get Price.
That’s usually too high for Pittsburgh.
The acquisition of Price would be tremendous for a team looking for an ace, especially after declining to pick up A.J. Burnett.
Some of the players rumored to be on the Pirates’ radar right now are James Loney, Mitch Moreland and Adam Lind.
None of those generate much excitement.
Loney is no better than what the Pirates had in Garrett Jones, who reportedly agreed to a deal with the Marlins. Moreland hit 23 home runs and drove in 60 for the Rangers last season, but hit .232, while Lind is a one-time uber-prospect that never seemed to put everything together.
So while the hot-stove season really heats up, expect the Pirates to keep their cool. I’m not sure that’s the best approach if they want to compete for the playoffs next season.
– Rick Green