News and Rumors

Non-Tender Trade Candidate — Mike Aviles

Non-Tender Trade Candidate — Mike Aviles

On Monday, the Indians kickstarted the Hot Stove Season by deciding that they had to have Derek Lowe immediately join their rotation.  They made sure they scooped him up in a trade before anyone else decided they had to have a $15 million dollar, 38-year old pitcher with a 5+ ERA in their rotation.

All snark aside, the Braves were so desperate to free up a modicum of salary space (and more importantly a rotation spot for one of their young high-end minor league pitchers) that the Braves will be paying $10 million of the $15 million dollar 2012 salary for Lowe this year.  So for the cost of $5 million, plus a non-descript A-ball reliever, the Indians will be adding a durable inning eater that is a ground ball machine.  Lowe will join Fausto Carmona and Justin Masterson in the rotation as...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

News and Rumors

More in News and Rumors

Pirates Notes: 2017 MLB Draft Order is Set, Pirates Lose Two Coaches to Marlins

John DrekerJanuary 21, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Ranked as Fourth Best Farm System

John DrekerJanuary 20, 2017

Jung Ho Kang Ranked Among the Top Ten Third Basemen

John DrekerJanuary 15, 2017

Pirates Don’t Stack Up Well Against the Best in Buster Olney’s Rankings

John DrekerJanuary 15, 2017

Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Jordy Mercer, Gerrit Cole and Juan Nicasio; Watson Remains Unsigned

John DrekerJanuary 13, 2017

Pirates Have the Makings of a Solid Bullpen

John DrekerJanuary 13, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects