Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been talking to free agent first baseman Lyle Overbay, according to Morosi's sources. Morosi mentions that it's not clear if the two sides are close to a deal.
Overbay turns 34 in January, and is coming off a season where he hit for a .243/.329/.433 line in 534 at-bats. That's similar to his combined numbers from 2008-2010, where he has a .259/.352/.437 line. Overbay has been better in his career against right handers, with a .279/.375/.463 line, compared to a .259/.308/.402 line against left handers. As an everyday first baseman, Overbay doesn't have much more value than Garrett Jones. He's on the downside of his career, with the only advantage being his defense. The only way his pot...
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