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Pirates Still Discussing Extension With Gregory Polanco

Pirates Still Discussing Extension With Gregory Polanco

Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com (via MLBTR) reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are still discussing a long-term extension with outfielder Gregory Polanco. About a month ago, it was reported that the Pirates offered Polanco a $25 M guaranteed deal, which would have bought out control of three of his free agent years. The deal reportedly had a total value of between $50-60 M.

Rojas quotes Polanco (in Spanish), who says that the two sides are still talking, and that his agent is talking to the Pirates. I'm not sure how accurate the translation is, but he appears to have said he didn't want to take the first offer. That's just standard in any negotiation.

Considering that Polanco is interested in the extension, and the Pirates are also interested, I wouldn't be surprised to see this deal eventually get done. There were previous reports that the $25 M figure was only if Polanco would have been Super Two eligible. Based on other contracts, Polanco should get at least $25 M guarantee...

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