|By Tracy Proffitt via Wikimedia Commons|
Low-revenue teams like the Pirates are known for delaying a player's call-up to the Bigs in order to delay when the player hits free agency. However, Pirates GM Neal Huntington says they're just "being patient" as we they were with Andrew McCuthen, Stalin Marte and Gerrit Cole.
If any of this sounds familiar, it should. The Houston Astros offered their stud prospect George Springer $23M over seven years back in Spring Training. He of course declined the offer.