The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams who scouted San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy last night, according to Ken Rosenthal.
I really liked Ian Kennedy as a trade option last year. He was having a down year in Arizona, and ended up getting traded for a low return. The Diamondbacks got a LOOGY reliever, a relief pitching prospect, and a second round pick this year. This was all at the time when the Pirates were going for Bud Norris, and I said at the time that I would have rather had Kennedy.
This time around, Kennedy will cost more, as he has bounced back. He's currently got a 3.62 ERA, which is supported by a 3.24 xFIP. He's got a 9.5 K/9 and a 2.6 BB/9. He's making $6.1 M this year, and I project he'll see a rais...
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