News and Rumors

Pirates Currently Unlikely to Offer Justin Morneau a Contract

Pirates Currently Unlikely to Offer Justin Morneau a Contract

Major League Baseball players became free agents today, with their former teams having an exclusive five day negotiating window before those free agents can receive offers from other teams. For the Pirates, that means they can make offers to any of their seven free agents to try and bring them back for the following season. One person who won't be getting an offer during this five day window is Justin Morneau, per Travis Sawchik of the Trib:

https://twitter.com/Sawchik_Trib/status/395981112939274240

https://twitter.com/Sawchik_Trib/status/395981777396707328

Morneau didn't exactly produce like the Pirates needed him to after the August 31st trade. He put up a .681 OPS in the month of September, after having a monster month of August, fueled by an amazing two week stretch at the sta...

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 FREE copy of the 2016 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

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

Max Moroff TW 52016

Max Moroff Getting Some Work in the Outfield

Brian PelozaAugust 10, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Acquire Ivan Nova From the Yankees

Tim WilliamsAugust 1, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Pursuing Matt Moore and Other Rays Starters

Tim WilliamsAugust 1, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Looking For Starting Pitching Following Melancon Trade

John DrekerJuly 30, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Multiple Teams Reportedly Pursuing Mark Melancon

Tim WilliamsJuly 29, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Huntington on the Impact the Pitching Prospects Will Have on the Trade Deadline

Tim WilliamsJuly 25, 2016

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