News and Rumors

Pirates Aiming High With Garrett Jones Trade Talks

Pirates Aiming High With Garrett Jones Trade Talks

We've heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners have been talking about Garrett Jones. The first offer we heard about involved Jones and Joel Hanrahan going to Seattle for Justin Smoak, John Jaso, and Hector Noesi. Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pirates asked for top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker in exchange for Jones, but that the Pirates were "rebuffed".

Walker was rated the fourth best prospect in baseball in MLB.com's top 100 prospect list at the end of the 2012 season. He was the second best pitching prospect, three spots ahead of Gerrit Cole, who was ranked 7th overall and the fifth best pitching prospect. Using our trade values, that would command $26.7 M in value. Jones, on the other hand, only has $5 M in trade value, and maybe a bit more if you believe the pr...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. 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
@http://twitter.com/timwilliamsp2

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in News and Rumors

Michael Suchy 0801

Garcia and Suchy Take Home SAL Honors, Diaz Named Top IL Catcher

John DrekerSeptember 1, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Sunday Pirates Notebook: Waivers, Liz, Call-ups, Burnett

Sean McCoolAugust 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Reshuffle Their Rotation, Gerrit Cole Will Now Face the Cardinals

Tim WilliamsAugust 30, 2015
Carlos Munoz 728 3

Carlos Munoz Promoted to Morgantown

John DrekerAugust 28, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Max Moroff Named a 2015 Eastern League All-Star

Sean McCoolAugust 28, 2015
(Photo credit: David Hague)

Pirates Had Scouts Watching Korean First Baseman Byung-ho Park

Tim WilliamsAugust 27, 2015

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 © 2015 Pirates Prospects