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May 7, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates Offered Gregory Polanco Seven-Year Deal

By on 11:01 AM

According to Jon Heyman, the Pittsburgh Pirates offered prospect phenom Gregory Polanco $25M over seven years, with three option years totaling between $50M and $60M.

Gregory Polanco
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Heyman went on to say that, "Polanco, perhaps the best outfield prospect in professional baseball, remains in Triple-A Indianapolis, where he is tearing up the league. The five-tool player, only 22 years old, is hitting .397 and has a .621 slugging percentage."

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.

~ @MattRiegler


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