Originally Posted by Foulke You
I agree that the Pirates won't take salary but for me, it has more to do with their track record than anything they have in the farm system. Time and again, they have shown a reluctance to add any significant payroll to their team and I don't see that changing now. Signing Russell Martin for $7 million per year is about as spend crazy as they have ever gotten. However, adding a Jake Peavy to their team would be a statement that they might finally be serious about going for a division title. I just don't see it happening.
I don't know, if you're gonna open up a rotation spot, it's gotta be for Cole, right? He's likely to be better than Peavy down the stretch. I get what you're saying about making a splash, I just don't think rotation is where it'll be.