Heyman’s Latest: Pie, Cole, Snell

Here’s the latest column from SI.com’s Jon Heyman.

  • Cubs prospect Felix Pie has seen his value slip this year.  He didn’t hit in 70 plate appearances with the big club.  His Triple A OPS slipped from .973 in ’07 to .780 this year.  You have to wonder if the Cubs will remove the untouchable tag this winter.
  • Heyman says there was never any negotiations between the Yankees and Scott Boras regarding Gerrit Cole.  The Yanks would’ve offered $4MM+, but Cole preferred college (at his father’s urging).
  • Heyman confirms Ian Snell was available before the trade deadline.  The Pirates wanted pitching prospect Franklin Morales and then some from the Rockies.  Snell is on an affordable long-term contract, so maybe talks will be revisited in December.

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