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.