Originally Posted by TheVulture
Not according to the Pirates' MO. Their highest paid player is at 7 million, and their payroll is already some 40% higher than last year. Of course, paying to get over .500 and paying to win a World Series are two completely different circumstances.
They probably want neither big future contracts nor do they want to give up much a deal. Someone like Nate Schierholz perhaps makes more sense to them in RF, although they do need a right-handed bat.