Back at the beginning of February, I wrote an article looking at extension candidates for the Pittsburgh Pirates, noting that this was where the team needed to spend their money. Everyone focused on the 2014 payroll this off-season, but two of the best moves that could have been made were the extensions of Charlie Morton, and today's extension of Starling Marte. Neither of these moves has an impact on the 2014 season, since these players were already under team control. The long-term impact and value of these moves could be bigger than any move the Pirates could have made this off-season.

In the original article, I noted that Marte was my top extension candidate. After that, there wasn't really a candidate that stood out beyond Marte. With Marte signed, let's re-visit the other extensio...

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