A week from today, Maholm will most likely be a free agent.

The Texas Rangers took a 3-2 lead in the World Series last night, and could potentially win it all on Wednesday.  If they lose, that means the series will be decided on Thursday.  For the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the other 27 teams that are waiting for the off-season to begin, this means that we will start to see the first off-season moves being made no later than a week from today.

We know about the moves that the Pirates plan to make.  They hold options on Chris Snyder, Ryan Doumit, and Paul Maholm, and they plan on buying out those options, making all three players free agents.  The moves have been discussed constantly over the last week.  There are some people who want the Pirates to keep Doumit and let Maholm walk.  Ther...

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