Big Splash to come from Pirates?
The Pirates ultimate plan this off-season was to trade Andrew McCutchen and his $14 million a year salary for a prospect heavy return that would have the Pirates putting that money into the starting rotation, via trade and free agency.
Today the Pirates resigned Ivan Nova to a three year, $26 million contract, which averages out to $8.6 million per season. The Pirates top trade target, White Sox ace Jose Quintana is scheduled to make $6 million in 2017.
It’s still early enough in the off-season where the Pirates Plan A could still fall into place by spring training.
Despite the face the Pirates have put on in the past two weeks in telling anyone who will listen that they expect Andrew McCutchen to be a Pirate in 2017, the Pirates desire is to still trade McCutchen before the season starts.
The team right now behind the scenes is pushing a McCutchen trade just as hard as they were leading up to the Winter Meetings, sources tell TIOPS. To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Hockey talk… Pouliot… It’s been 60+ games now and he still looks utterly lost. While I was keeping my fingers crossed this one was salvageable but he looks like another Shero throw away defenceman. Unfortunately he has seen too much NHL ice to be worth anything in a trade. 50 bucks says he will be tossed in on a MAF deal. Last night was the clincher, Hartnell, at 34, blew by him like he was standing still. YUCK!
hartnell went by him like he wasn’t even there. that is just gross for a kid who is supposed to be a good skater. on the other side of the aisle, o maatta has looked very average lately. huge upgrade over how he looked at the beginning of the season.
Maatta has been quiet most nights but not in a bad way. He looks nothing like what we thought we were getting in him as a rookie but as long as he can quietly be a guy that can defend and chip in it’s better than what we have saw at times. Either way I feel an upgrade at D would be the most beneficial to this team. If MAF goes I hope we can package something to take a solid D man back… one that can skate.
HAHAHAHA… Maloron does it again… still trying to be yodas white knight for me returning the favour to that jackass but then has the audacity to call me out while admitting he has “blocked me”. Filed that one in his “who gives a **** drawer”… if that was a real thing I would need more space.
It is no shock that the only thing youve contributed since is MAF hate while he has been on the bench and continued support for your little green fleshlight.
Whatever happened to that crybaby from Edmonton that lives with his parents. How come he never posts here anymore. The little fucktard with his temper tantrums.
Oops. Just realized I blocked him after he pulled his puzzy tattle tale stunt. #zerocoolnodoubt
He is the a disgraceful fraud. A fake Canadian and a wannabe American
I am a proud Canadian, I just have respect for the people south of us jack ass. Besides, you are not even from this country. As I have had to remind you, you really are a fake ass Canadian. Everything about that Province is completely different from the rest of the country. You have no idea what it means to be Canadian dumbfuck!
Yoda hiding tonight? I’m shocked. SHOCKED!!!
You haven’t been here tonight as well must be the impressive game of chubby and your beloved hero the Russian
I had dinner reservations and binge drank. You boy sid had a helluva game
American frauds faking injuries Howard. Bishop as usual they must use pages from Di pietro but let’s not get too exited about. January is close our Russian is due to a injury/vacation
That’s hilarious when I look at MTL having one of the larger IRs in the league at the moment… names like Desharnais stand out… how about Huberdeau in Florida? Letang in Pittsburgh? Know what they have in common?
Sully getting schooled by torts
Sam’s Mom schooled some male pen is tonight. She’s a HO bro.
I sense a “What We Learned” article.
You mean an actual Penguins article… but only after a loss? No…
When we suck, we suck.
Wow Fleury. That was bad.
Murray looks fcuked! The six hole goal should be called the Murray hole. Where’s Yoda?
The answer to your question is an easy one.. yoda is flossing malorons teeth with his micro penis
Beatdown by CLB though. What can you say… they have owned the Pens tonight
The audacity of Caufield to talk about Wilsons intangibles when he knows damn well that Maloron has already said hes no good at all…
I don’t ever remember letang playing as bad as pouliot is right now.
Not too many do. Kids lost… not bad for a guy bitching about ice time a month ago.
3rd shot of the game pfft! Thanks Murray
Good job Murray… making yourself look real small in net. Inb4 some fucking retard tries to put it on him for sitting “too close to MAF”. Must suck to watch a good goalie let in a goal like that because the team didn’t help but fuck all that… completely Murrays fault because Fuck the other 18 skaters… right yodirt and his literal right hand maloron?
Dammit Fleury… why sit so close to Murray, I’m a fucken moron
I remember when D was contemplating not covering other sports and just making this a hockey insider site…..
That idea never came close to getting off the ground if you really think about it lol.
Our main focus is to trade this MVP caliber player to build up a mediocre rotation. Great plan
former MVP caliber player
1 year doesnt make a career
He will end up in Boston and win a world series as their best bat 😉 lol
It’s simple. They can barely afford to compete with him on a sweetheart deal. They can’t re-sign him. They’re left with one option. Ta daaaaaa
If he’s trash now, then you won’t get anything in return. So what is it, he sucks and we should get nothing in return, or he’s still an all-star caliber player and we should get multiple prospects back.