Comments on: First Pitch: Wandy Rodriguez Will Most Likely Land the Pirates a Draft Pick http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-wandy-rodriguez-will-most-likely-land-the-pirates-a-draft-pick.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:34:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Andy Zibuck http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-wandy-rodriguez-will-most-likely-land-the-pirates-a-draft-pick.html#comment-27475 Thu, 16 May 2013 17:02:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53600#comment-27475 This is wrong. It wouldn’t be a million more. It’s 1yr at $14M or a 2-3 year deal for $30M plus. Even if you think that’s high (it’s not), a 2 yr $20M deal is SIX million more than he’s guaranteed now. Forget years, $14M is less than what he’d get on the open market. Unless something drastically bad happens, he’ll opt out, or at least sign an extension with us, guaranteeing the $14M plus much more for an extra two years.

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By: TNBucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-wandy-rodriguez-will-most-likely-land-the-pirates-a-draft-pick.html#comment-27462 Thu, 16 May 2013 13:34:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53600#comment-27462 I think he will go the qualifying offer route for 2-3 million more (the $2.5 million plus the qualifying offer likely being a little higher than the $13 million player option). He’s in a good ballpark for a lefty with a great defense and should hold his value for another year. So what if the Pirates offer a 2-year extension beyond 2014? They get Wandy in 2014 for a discount rate due to what Houston is pitching in which makes the market rate for 2015-2016 reasonable. What I don’t know is whether an extension would relieve Houston of their share for 2014–it seems like it shouldn’t.

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By: Steve Zielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-wandy-rodriguez-will-most-likely-land-the-pirates-a-draft-pick.html#comment-27460 Thu, 16 May 2013 13:31:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53600#comment-27460 Oh, and AJ may also earn the Pirates a draft pick: http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2013/5/14/4330852/a-j-burnetts-age-36-re-emergence

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By: NorCal Buc http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-wandy-rodriguez-will-most-likely-land-the-pirates-a-draft-pick.html#comment-27457 Thu, 16 May 2013 12:56:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53600#comment-27457 NO. He will resign. He is going to opt out, for another million. NO. THIS guy is a “smart cookie”, ala Jason Grilli. I’m willing to bet AJ wants to negotiate, as well.

Wandy is in a great situation with THIS team. It is already a contender. He is well liked, and is a major contributor on a winning team for the first time in his career.

WHERE is he going to go, for another million or two, and find the above? Yankees? BoSox? Angels? Dodgers? NOPE.

Wandy will be back, just like Jason Grilli.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-wandy-rodriguez-will-most-likely-land-the-pirates-a-draft-pick.html#comment-27455 Thu, 16 May 2013 12:08:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53600#comment-27455 4.67 FIP, 3.98 xFIP (85% lob) right now, odds are he settles in around a 4.00 era before too long. I still expect him to exercise that player option.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-wandy-rodriguez-will-most-likely-land-the-pirates-a-draft-pick.html#comment-27451 Thu, 16 May 2013 10:49:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53600#comment-27451 I love the way he is pitching, but no way I give him 3 yrs.

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By: elgaupo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-wandy-rodriguez-will-most-likely-land-the-pirates-a-draft-pick.html#comment-27450 Thu, 16 May 2013 10:26:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53600#comment-27450 The chance of a sudden drop-off is high. I bet the Pirates realize that there’s no chance of #1, are hoping for #3 but #2 ends up happening.

I think he’s going to be next year’s Kyle Lohse, other than not having Boras. He’s older and good but not dominant.

Begs the questions…. would you sign him to Lohse’s 3 year deal commencing in ’14?

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By: derekbellstutu http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-wandy-rodriguez-will-most-likely-land-the-pirates-a-draft-pick.html#comment-27449 Thu, 16 May 2013 10:18:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53600#comment-27449 If Wandy declines the 2014 option, the Pirates make a qualifying offer and Wandy accepts, are the Pirates on the hook for the whole salary or are the Astros still responsible for their portion? I realize this scenario is extremely unlikely, but I thought I’d ask anyway.

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