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Pirates off-season plans
« on: 20 Nov 2018 11:34:55 AM »
The Pirates will consider moving Mike Moustakis and/or Wil Myers. Moustakis is at the end of a 4 year LTC ($11mil), Myers is entering his 6th year of service.

Others certainly available are Dan Palka (LF/RF/DH), Jaime Garcia, Andrew Triggs, Adam Lind & any RP.
Truth be told about the only guy on the 25 man roster we are reluctant to part with is Conforto.
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Re: Pirates off-season plans
« Reply #1 on: 5 Jan 2019 8:15:57 AM »
Surprise Surprise - Guess who is having a Fire Sale?

Let's get the list of what we are not looking to trade out of the way right at the top. We're highly unlikely to trade:
Conforto
Buxton
Odor
Brian Anderson
Our 1st round pick

We are more than willing to include lots of cash going out the door to move other contracts. Specifically this includes Rick Hill, Mike Moustakis & Wil Myers. Ryan Braun is a bit in limbo, we'd prefer to keep him, but could move him in the package in return was strong enough.

Two other contracts of interest are Brad Peacock & Hunter Strickland.
We are willing to acquire draft picks in return or minor leaguers who have not flamed out.
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Re: Pirates off-season plans
« Reply #2 on: 8 Jan 2019 11:03:57 AM »
Mike Moustakis has been traded, along with Grant Dayton.

Still looking to move Wil Myers, Rich Hill, Aaron Barrett, Hunter Strickland, Brad Peacock; and possibly Ryan Braun.

Adam Lind & Jaime Garcia can be had for $50,000 or any minor leaguer you want to dispose of.
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Re: Pirates off-season plans
« Reply #3 on: 9 Jan 2019 3:29:10 PM »
Wil Myers is packing his bags and headed to ....?

We received a few offers for Rich Hill which are basically the same. The offers requests we give up picks and prospects to be relieved of Rich Hill's contract. While we are willing to pay down roughly half of Hill's contract, it's unlikely we also trade away a 1st round pick or a prospect still on a Top # list. Primarily thinking about Will D Smith, Varsho & Daz Cameron as being in that group.

We also received offers for Strickland. Hunter is cheap and has two years remaining. Therefore we will require equal value for him. He's available, just not part of the tear down.
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Re: Pirates off-season plans
« Reply #4 on: 9 Jan 2019 7:00:13 PM »
Last week Pirates were $38mil in the red. Now we have almost $11mil in cap space. Fire sale is over. Thanks to all who participated.
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