The Pirates appear to be missing out on their top free agent target. According to Ken Rosenthal, starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa is close to signing with the Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies are close to re-signing De La Rosa to a three-year contract, according to a major-league source....
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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.