Comments on: Pirates Exchange Figures With Jones, McGehee http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-exchange-figures-with-jones-mcgehee.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:47:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-exchange-figures-with-jones-mcgehee.html#comment-11628 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23244#comment-11628 Oswalt, Jackson, or Vazquez – we can always say nobody will come to Pittsburgh because we stink and no amount of $ will make a difference but Detroit paid Pudge enough to get him after losing like 110-120 games so offer Oswalt 3yrs/$30MM, Jackson 4yrs/$40MM, or Vazquez 2yrs/$20MM and if all 3 turn you down offer Rich Harden 1yr/$3-4MM… worst case between Bedard and Harden you probably get 1 full year of excellent pitching for $8MM

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-exchange-figures-with-jones-mcgehee.html#comment-11625 Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23244#comment-11625 A guy like Oswalt whos been on perennial contenders and isn’t exactly in his twilight looking for anywhere to play that will have him can pick and choose his spots. He might even benefit by sitting out until late May and joining a team. Larger markets also bring more endorsement opportunities for larger dollars. States like Tex and Fla have no state tax adding $ to any contract signed for those teams.

And yes they stink and don’t want to lose 90 games while living in a city 2nd only to seattle in cloudy days. ZWith no discernable nightlife for a young rich fellow and the biggest celebrities and the Steelers and Sally Wiggin

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-exchange-figures-with-jones-mcgehee.html#comment-11624 Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23244#comment-11624 I think the market for E JAx is really drying up and a longer deal could get it done for the Bucs. Boston is rumored to like Gavin Floyd and the Yanks are out on him. I would think most teams would be willing to go 3/33ish on him but if the Bucs went 4/40 he could be a possible get. Oswalt is going to have to prove he’s healthy before he gets any substantial contract. The 1b market is about dried up as well Pena Lee and Kotchman could all be had at a reduced price IMO.
Perfect world they get Pena and E Jax(which I believe is improbable but doable) but getting 1 or the another wouldn’t be bad. Worst case I think they still land J Francis.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-exchange-figures-with-jones-mcgehee.html#comment-11623 Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23244#comment-11623 Why don’t free agents want to come to Pittsburgh?  The skyline? not enough Spanish speakers?

Or is the real answer is that they think the Pirates stink and don’t want to play for a loser?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-exchange-figures-with-jones-mcgehee.html#comment-11620 Wed, 18 Jan 2012 03:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23244#comment-11620 The only free agent left who fits that description is Roy Oswalt. At this point in his career I really do not see him taking a deal with the Pirates. So I guess you are meaning make a trade for a guy like Floyd? I would gladly take that but I am a little worried as to what the prospect price may be.

By the way in case you had Jackson in mind he is seeking a deal for more than 10 million a year.

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By: white angus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-exchange-figures-with-jones-mcgehee.html#comment-11619 Wed, 18 Jan 2012 03:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23244#comment-11619 like whom?

do you think Oswalt would actually come to the Burgh?  Do you think Jackson would take less than he wants to come here?

Remember that the FO tried to bring Jorge De La Rosa here last season for a rumored $10MM per season and got rejected.

It takes two to tango, and three to mosh.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/pirates-exchange-figures-with-jones-mcgehee.html#comment-11618 Wed, 18 Jan 2012 02:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23244#comment-11618 Time for the owner to man up and spend $8-10 MM/yr for a SP who should be a #3 starter on a really good team but will be our #1 for the next 1-2 years

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