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Free Agency: Francisco Liriano

31-year-old left handed pitcher Francisco Liriano is once again a free agent. However, this time around Liriano comes off a two year stint with the Pittsburgh Pirates in which he posted a solid ERA of 3.02 in 2013 and a 3.38 in 2014. Punching out 338 batters over 323.1 innings in that span, as well. The southpaw is sure to get more in his new contract than the $1 million for 2013...
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The bargains of the 2015 MLB free agent class

In past years, I’ve often compared shopping in free agency to shopping at Whole Foods, in that everything is just more expensive than it should be. But given that I’m currently writing this post at my local Whole Foods — their oatmeal is actually pretty good, and not too expensive for mornings when work-from-home writers […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Reunite with A.J. Burnett

Over the last few years, the Pirates have developed a bit of a reputation for being exceptional at extracting value from discarded pitchers: Francisco Liriano, Edinson Volquez, and Mark Melancon are three of the more recent examples, for instance. However, before any of those three got to Pittsburgh, the Pirates worked their voodoo on A.J. […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Belief is That Francisco Liriano Will Decline His Qualifying Offer

Nothing is official yet, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the belief is Francisco Liriano will decline his qualifying offer. turns out pirates wise to give liriano $15.3M qualifying offer. call not made yet but prevailing belief is he declines. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 10, 2014 The part about the Pirates being wise probably is in reference to the belief that...
Via Pirates Prospects
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano likely to turn down qualifying offer

The deadline for Francisco Liriano to accept the Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer is today. The lefty hasn’t made a decision yet, but Jon Heyman tweeted this morning that he’s likely to decline the offer. Heyman’s tweet seems to indicate a little surprise that Liriano will turn down the offer, but I’m not really sure there was much of a chance that he was going...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Decision Day For Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano has a decision to make. He can reject his qualifying offer, enter the open market and try to get a three or four-year deal with a lot more guaranteed money, but risk his draft pick compensation hurting his market. Or, he can accept his qualifying offer, receive $15.3 M for one year, hope that his 2015 season goes just as well as the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and try...
Via Pirates Prospects
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano Still Deciding Whether to Accept Pirates Qualifying Offer

According to Ken Rosenthal, Francisco Liriano is still deciding whether to accept the qualifying offer made by the Pittsburgh Pirates last week. Rosenthal says that the lefty is considering “several options.” Sources: Liriano still deciding whether to accept #Pirates ' qualifying offer, considering "several options." — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 9...
Via Pirates Prospects
17 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: How Do the Pirates Look if Francisco Liriano Accepts the Qualifying Offer?

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the right moves today. They not only extended a qualifying offer to Russell Martin, but also made the same offer to Francisco Liriano. Both players will have a week to accept or decline their offers. If they decline and sign elsewhere, then the Pirates would get two draft picks as compensation. If they both accept, the Pirates would see their current payroll...
Via Pirates Prospects
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The qualifying offer deadline is today: What should the Pirates do with Francisco Liriano?

The World Series ended last Wednesday, which means that 5 PM today is the deadline for teams to make qualifying offers for their pending free-agents. The Pirates have two free agents that, erm, qualify for a qualifying offer: Russell Martin and Francisco Liriano. Now, let’s do a quick refresher on the specifics of the qualifying offer before we get too far into the woods with Martin...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano an interesting option among Week 11 Two Start Pitchers

Plenty of Two Start Pitchers options on the waiver wire for Week 11 of the Fantasy Baseball season. Would you stop reading if I told you I like A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano this week? You might, and I would respect you, but they have favorable matchups in Week 11 and are owned in less than 70 percent of leagues, so there is a chance they could help you out. Justin Verlander...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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