Welcome to the PBN Around the Horn. Here you’ll find news and notes from across Major League Baseball, your Pittsburgh Pirates, and around the Sports Now network.
Update (9:38 p.m.) – Teams are interested in acquiring Jacob Stallings from the Pirates
Teams are coming after Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings, a defensive stalwart. Marlins and Yankees would fit. NYY has to decide by tomorrow whether to tender Gary Sanchez a contract.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 29, 2021
We here at Pittsburgh Baseball Now hope you and your family had a peaceful Thanksgiving and that both stomachs and hearts are full! Back to business with today’s Around the Horn and the lack of moves the Pirates are making. When you look at affordable deals like the one Jon Gray received, and Michael Lorenzen, it makes you wonder what the Pirate’s front office is thinking.
Maybe the lack of moves are due to the uncertainty of a potential lockout, or maybe there is a grander scheme we have yet to see. Still, there comes a time to spend some money, and paying four years at $56 million in the case of Jon Gray or one year $7 million for Lorenzen isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Let us know what you think. Is this asking too much, too early?
Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
Pirates Prospects Notes
In P2, John Dreker gave us an update on all the prospects playing in the various winter leagues. Sunday’s update was highlighted by Pirate prospect Tsung-Che Cheng and his top-rate performance.
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