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Pirates Among Teams That Scouted Ian Kennedy Last Night

Pirates Among Teams That Scouted Ian Kennedy Last Night

The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams who scouted San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy last night, according to Ken Rosenthal.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/490536950676201473

I really liked Ian Kennedy as a trade option last year. He was having a down year in Arizona, and ended up getting traded for a low return. The Diamondbacks got a LOOGY reliever, a relief pitching prospect, and a second round pick this year. This was all at the time when the Pirates were going for Bud Norris, and I said at the time that I would have rather had Kennedy.

This time around, Kennedy will cost more, as he has bounced back. He's currently got a 3.62 ERA, which is supported by a 3.24 xFIP. He's got a 9.5 K/9 and a 2.6 BB/9. He's making $6.1 M this year, and I project he'll see a rais...

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