De La Rosa was offered arbitration, but are the Pirates really pursuing him?
As expected, the Colorado Rockies offered Jorge De La Rosa arbitration, meaning that any team that ends up signing the left hander will have to give up their first round pick (or in the case of the Pirates, their second round pick). This isn't a big surprise, as the Rockies wanted to bring De La Rosa back, and De La Rosa is sure to get more money on the open market than he would by accepting arbitration. There's no way De La Rosa accepts arbitration, giving the Rockies compensation for his loss, and if he does accept, the Rockies get him at a value, making it a win-win situation.
The Pirates are far from a guarantee to sign De La Rosa, even though they are reportedly one of the most aggressive teams going ...
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