I always enjoy Dejan Kovacevic’s Q&As for Pirates insight. Let’s take a look at today’s edition.
- Kovacevic suggests that the Pirates’ decision to option Steve Pearce already indicates nothing is cooking on the Xavier Nady trade front. Pearce is a classic blocked prospect, as described in an MLBTR piece by Aaron Shinsano. One blogger isn’t buying Neal Huntington’s comments on the topic of Nady.
- A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I found it odd that the Pirates’ talks with Matt Capps would fizzle because Manny Corpas’ affordable deal raised the bar. Today Kovacevic adds that he doesn’t expect talks to be revived until after the season.