15 Dec 2016 13:36:28

I think PIT will head into the season with their current roster, however, i think come the deadline, once they're out of it they will trade their pieces for prospects.


PIT- Brady Aiken, Francisco Mejia,
CLE- Andrew McCutchen

PIT gets a projected LH for their staff in 2 years and Mejia can take over next year for Cervelli if he continues to struggle.

PIT- Jorge Mateo, Justus Sheffield, Dillon Tate
NYY- Gerrit Cole

Cole and PIT are on bad terms because of the failed contract-extension talks. If PIT is out of it i can see them moving Cole for some young prospects.

C- Francisco Mejia
1B- Josh Bell
2B- Jorge Mateo
3B- David Freese
SS- Alen Hanson
LF- Starling Marte
CF- Gregory Polonco
RF- Austin Meadows

SP- Jameson Taillon
SP- Tyler Glasnow
SP- Justus Sheffield
SP- Dillon Tate
SP- Mitch Keller.

1.) 15 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 13:53:55
Interesting, I just doubt that Freeze will still be there in 2018, it will probably be Adam Frazier instead and I also think that they could get more for Cutch.

2.) 15 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 14:49:08
So by both these moves you have the Pirates sort of rebuilding. They are open to moving McCutchen because they have Meadows waiting in the wings. There is no reason to trade Cole.

3.) 15 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 15:40:49
I almost pressed believable but I think that the Pirates are looking to trade McCutchen before the season; and the Indians probably won't be their target.

4.) 16 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 23:54:19
Cole will be back beyond next spring. Cutch is still likely to be dealt.

5.) 16 Dec 2016
16 Dec 2016 14:55:43
Batman! I was hesitant to put Cole on the block, but I don't see them moving closer to an extension with him before next season. He is a FA after 2019 and trading him at the deadline or next offseason would bring back the best return, rather than with 1 year left. He was already angry about the failed extension talks and the renewal under his 2015 salary. I think if they get a solid offer (and they're out of it), they would consider making the move.

Samson_Ortiz I don't think they are moving him before Spring Training now. I thought they would, but there are too many teams who filled their CF hole via FA or Trade. I think they will hold onto him until mid-season. If they are out of it, i think they make the move and the Indians will be a good fit.

6.) 17 Dec 2016
16 Dec 2016 23:49:54
Cleve is not giving up their top Pitching prospect and a Top 5 catching prospect for 1 year of Cutch. Not happening.

The Yanks love Sheffield. He is their lefty of the future. Yanks have never won without excellent lefty on staff. Not giving him up.
Mateo available because of depth-Tate was number 6 overall in 2015-but not untouchable. Pirates better off holding Cole until deadline and building his value back up. Only pitched 116 innings last year. Yanks would like Cole but not at those prices. Call back in July!