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Should the Cleveland Indians regret not signing David Freese?

Freese has been great for the Pirates. He could have been great for the Indians. Veteran third baseman David Freese has been a great one-year player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, even earning himself an extension that could carry him into his age 36 season. The Cleveland Indians needed a third baseman in the offseason, and they went with Juan Uribe. Did they make the wrong choice...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What is impact of Freese deal on Pirates?

Pirates infielder David Freese signed a two-year, $11 million contract extension on Monday, making him the latest in a growing line of players to commit to Pittsburgh for the long haul.
2 days ago

Pirates give infielder Freese 2-year, $11 million contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates infielder David Freese has signed a two-year, $11 million contract that takes him through the 2018 season. Under the deal announced Monday, Freese will make $6.25 million in 2017 and $4.25 million in 2018. There's a $6 million club option for 2019 or a $500,000 buyout. Freese said: ''It's always good to be wanted and the Pirates made that clear...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Freese jumps at the chance to stay with Pirates

PITTSBURGH — It took David Freese a long time to find a team for this season. The Pittsburgh Pirates signed the veteran infielder March 11, well into spring training, as a free agent to a one-year, $3 million contract. They made the move only after determining third baseman Jung Ho Kang would not be recovered […] The post Freese jumps at the chance to stay with Pirates appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

David Wright insurance policy slips away from Mets’ grasp

The Mets were presented David Freese a few times as a free agent last offseason, with his representatives believing he would be a good insurance policy for David Wright. The Mets never entertained it seriously, and Freese ended up having to wait until mid-March before the Pirates signed him for one year at $3 million...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Pirates sign infielder Freese to contract extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pirates infielder David Freese has signed a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2018 season. The deal announced Monday includes a club option for 2019. Terms of the extension were not immediately available. Freese said, ''It's always good to be wanted and the Pirates made that clear when they offered the extension. The 33-year-old signed a...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates, David Freese agree to contract extension

Veteran infielder David Freese indeed inflated his value during his initial season with the Pittsburgh Pirates but will not test it in free agency. Instead, the Pirates will keep Freese off the market with a two-year extension. Freese agreed to a front-loaded deal, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports, with the 33-year-old corner infielder now […] The post Pirates, David...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Report: Pirates ink David Freese to team-friendly two-year deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million with third baseman David Freese reports Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball. The contract features a club option for 2019 worth $6 million and could be worth $22 million over three seasons if Freese reaches all of the incentives. freese: $6.25M in '17, $4.25M in '18, $6M team option or 500K buyout in '19 ...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Extend David Freese

2:05pm: Freese’s deal also allows him to make up to $1MM per year in bonuses based on plate appearances, tweets Heyman. 1:55pm: Freese’s deal guarantees him a total of $11MM, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (Twitter link). The contract is front-loaded, paying him $6.25MM in 2017 and $4.25MM in 2018. His club option is valued at $6MM and comes with a $500K buyout. 1:44pm...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Pirates, Freese reach 2-year extension

David Freese sat on a concrete block in the bowels of Dodger Stadium, expecting the question and wasting little time before answering it. Could he see himself staying in Pittsburgh beyond this year?
3 days ago

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