Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 1/16/12
The Pirates have been awfully quiet of late. They haven't really made much news since the Erik Bedard signing at the end of the winter meetings. Things are going to move quickly over the next ten days on the free agent market (prediction: Prince Fielder will sign by the January 25th at the latest; things will fall into place fast once the Rangers' negotation with Yu Darvish ends on Wednesday) and with only about a month until pitchers and catchers report, it's entirely possible that the Pirates are done wheeling and dealing for the winter. It's not a sure thing that they're done, though. We know that the club has expressed interest in both Jeff Francis and Derrek Lee, two guys who are still on the free agent market and may be waiting things out to see if they can still stumble into a bigger-than-expected contract. The Pirates can pretty clearly make use of another pitcher and bringing in another first baseman wouldn't exactly hurt them at this point, so it's possible they're still i...
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