The Pirates are eager to bring A.J. Burnett back, and could make him a qualifying offer. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Tom Singer has some free agent updates for the Pirates, highlighted by the Pirates being eager to sign three of their seven free agents: A.J. Burnett, Marlon Byrd, and Clint Barmes.
Singer notes that the Pirates will likely make Burnett a qualifying offer, but that they don't need to rush negotiations since he's deciding between the Pirates and retiring. He also says that Neal Huntington could push hard to re-sign Barmes and Byrd during the exclusive negotiating window, before they have a chance to negotiate with other teams.
Out of the four other free agents, a few make sense on minor league deals. Kyle Farnsworth pitched well out of the bullpen, and wouldn't be a ...
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