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Contemplating Jorge de la Rosa

Contemplating Jorge de la Rosa

Jorge de la Rosa - Aaron Salley/CSM (Zumapress)

Rob Biertempfel reported Tuesday that the Pirates are targeting free agent pitcher Jorge de la Rosa this offseason.
I’ve heard from a couple sources, inside and outside of the team, that left-hander Jorge de la Rosa is atop the Pirates’ free-agent shopping list this winter.
I shared my thoughts on this via Twitter.

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I also discussed this in an article on November 2.
De La Rosa will be one of the most sought after free agent pitchers, behind [Cliff] Lee. The Rockies seem intent on bringing him back to Colorado. I would rather stay out of a bidding war for a guy who walks more than four hitters per nine innings. He is also a Type A free agent, meaning the Pirates would lo...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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