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2012 Free Agent Options: Shortstop

2012 Free Agent Options: Shortstop

Should the Pirates pick up Cedeno's option, or search for an upgrade via free agency?

Heading in to the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have an interesting decision to make at the shortstop position.  They have an option for $3 M on Ronny Cedeno, who had a good year in 2011, highlighted by a 6.8 UZR/150 on the defensive side of the game.  Cedeno definitely earned a shot to be the starter in 2012, and it wouldn't be a bad move to pick up his option.  That's not to say that he's the best option the Pirates could find this off-season.

The free agent market provides a few upgrades, highlighted by two superstars in Jimmy Rollins and Jose Reyes.  The Pirates likely won't be players for either of those options, but they would have potential upgrades if they decided to move on fr...

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