The Pittsburgh Pirates completed the biggest free agent signing in the team’s history yesterday but inking a deal with Francisco Liriano worth 3 years, $39 million. As we learned throughout the day, the two sides had been close to a deal for nearly a week, and that Liriano preferred to remain in Pittsburgh.
This is a huge deal for the Pirates. By signing Liriano, they Bucs are putting together a high quality starting rotation, which will also include Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett, and Vance Worley, while Charlie Morton is expected to begin the season on the disabled list.
Shortly after the deal with Liriano was announced, sources began murmuring the Pirates’ continued interest and pursuit of Edinson Volquez. Clearly, the Bucs’ focus this offseason is on starting pitching, as it should...Read More