Pirates Trying to Retain Grilli

  • I’d be really careful handing big money to Grilli. He is a good reliever but that dominant guy was only present for 3 months in a rather ordinary career.

  • This makes sense. 70-win teams can afford to manufacture closers from clay, contending teams (other than Tampa) can’t. And with Broxton and Madson off the market, the affordable closers are all off the table. Paying Grilli set-up man dollars for closer production is the next best thing.

    Just cross your fingers that he can pull it off.

  • What do you think hanrahan could fetch in a trade?

    • If he can fetch a cheap #4 starter, it’ll be worth it.

    • He should fetch a quality bat or a salary swap SP or it isn’t worth moving him. Cost controlled closer types have fetched guys like Jed Lowrie and Josh Reddick last year, too bad teh Sox don’t need a closer. Detroit seems like such a natural fit need wise, Porcello would be a good deal.

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