Yesterday the Seattle Mariners added Corey Hart and Logan Morrison, then claimed they would use both first base options in the outfield. That removed two first base options from the market, leaving the Pirates, Brewers, and the Rays to decide between James Loney, Ike Davis, and Mitch Moreland.
Loney has been asking for three years and $27-30 M total. It would seem that he now has a ton of leverage to get such a deal. However, none of the three teams looking for a first baseman can afford that price. The Rays have already said they can't afford Loney at his current asking price. The Pirates haven't commented on him, but they have been rotating between Loney and other first base options. You would think that if they wanted to pay $9-10 M per year, they would have. There is also the idea t...
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