The Pirates have agreed to a two year, $8 M deal with Correia.

The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a deal with free agent starter Kevin Correia last night, adding the right hander to a two year, $8 M deal.  I'm a fan of Kevin Correia, and this off-season marks the third one in a row that I've wanted the Pirates to add him.  In 2008 he had been outrighted off the 40-man roster by the San Francisco Giants.  At the time he looked like a good flier for a bullpen job, with the chance to start.  He started in 2009 with the Padres and had a breakout season.  There was talk last off-season that the Padres would non-tender or trade him, which spiked my interest again.

A quick look at Correia's stat line shows nothing impressive.  He's got a career 4.57 ERA in 741 innings.  He's only pitched more...

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