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Pirates Resuming Talks About Signing James Loney

Pirates Resuming Talks About Signing James Loney

Buster Olney reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are resuming talks about signing James Loney.

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/410458711304323073

Yesterday all of the rumors surrounded trade options. Those included rumors that the Pirates were looking at Adam Lind and Logan Morrison. So far, a lot of the trade prices have been insane. The Blue Jays reportedly wanted Neil Walker for Adam Lind. Walker is worth one win per year more than Lind was in 2013, which was his best season over the last few years. Plus, Walker plays a harder position to fill. Other rumors have the Angels and Diamondbacks close to a deal that could land Los Angeles two top pitching prospects for Mark Trumbo.

James Loney was asking for three years and $27-30 M total. Personally I think he ends up signing...

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