Jeff Passan is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Corey Dickerson to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Outfielder Corey Dickerson has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, source tells ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019
Ken Rosenthal confirms the deal, pending physical
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2019
More details once they have been released.
Well, that was fun. The site crashed about five minutes after this article came out from all of the traffic. The deal ended up being Dickerson for international bonus pool space and a player to be named later, which basically means two players to be named later. The Pirates received $250,000 in bonus pool space, which is a small sum, but even with that money, they are under $1,000,000 left in their bonus pool according to a source. Some of the remaining money will be spent next month on players who already agreed to deals, but you have to remember that the remaining money is all they will have until next June 15th. They have spent nearly $6,000,000 in international bonuses already.
Without knowing who the prospect is from the Phillies as the PTBNL, you can’t really say much more about the return and whether they got enough for a two month rental.