According to Chris Cotillo, the Pittsburgh Pirates are making Francisco Liriano their top priority on the free agent market. Predictions of the free agent market say that Liriano is likely in line for a three-year deal worth between $36-40 M after turning down the Pirates $15.3 M qualifying offer. Cotillo added that Liriano has been linked to both the Red Sox and Royals, but there are no talks of him nearing a deal with any team at this point. If Liriano signs elsewhere, the Pirates will receive a compensation pick in the 2015 amateur draft.
Source: Nothing appears imminent between #Pirates and Liriano, though team is trying hard to re-sign him.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 1, 2014