Francisco Liriano and Russell Martin Reject Qualifying Offers
Nov10

Francisco Liriano and Russell Martin Reject Qualifying Offers

We’re now less than half an hour away from the deadline for decisions on the qualifying offers, and it looks like Francisco Liriano has decided to reject his offer from the Pirates, according to Robert Murray of MLBDailyRumors.com. Francisco Liriano will reject the $15.3 million qualifying offer from the #Pirates, per league source. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) November 10, 2014 The #Pirates have not been informed on...

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The 2015 Predicted Free Agent Prices For Martin, Liriano, and Volquez
Nov10

The 2015 Predicted Free Agent Prices For Martin, Liriano, and Volquez

Every year at the start of free agency, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes an article with predictions on free agent prices, citing an unbiased GM, scout, and his own prediction for each of the top 50 free agents. It’s a fun article that gives us an idea of what the industry expects each player to receive. This year’s version of the article is significant, as it looks at what guys like Russell Martin and Francisco Liriano can...

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Report: Russell Martin Looking For $75-80 M Over Five Years
Nov10

Report: Russell Martin Looking For $75-80 M Over Five Years

Russell Martin has been connected to four main teams so far — the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Last week we heard that he intended to meet with all of those teams. A report out of Toronto today gives us an idea of the contract he is seeking. Jeff Blair of Sportsnet reports that Martin is looking for five years and $75-80 M. That’s similar to what Brian McCann received...

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Belief is That Francisco Liriano Will Decline His Qualifying Offer
Nov10

Belief is That Francisco Liriano Will Decline His Qualifying Offer

Nothing is official yet, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the belief is Francisco Liriano will decline his qualifying offer. turns out pirates wise to give liriano $15.3M qualifying offer. call not made yet but prevailing belief is he declines. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 10, 2014 The part about the Pirates being wise probably is in reference to the belief that he was going to accept the deal. However, I think...

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First Pitch: Decision Day For Francisco Liriano
Nov10

First Pitch: Decision Day For Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano has a decision to make. He can reject his qualifying offer, enter the open market and try to get a three or four-year deal with a lot more guaranteed money, but risk his draft pick compensation hurting his market. Or, he can accept his qualifying offer, receive $15.3 M for one year, hope that his 2015 season goes just as well as the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and try again next year for a big contract. I’ve said...

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