reznorsboy wrote:I think the money issue with Gonzalez prolly plays into this alot more than we think
I'll agree with that. The Pirates front office does not want to spend more money than they have to, and if they can get away with keeping a guy's value lower, they will want to do it.
The sad thing is that it really doesn't matter whether they get their money now or later; they are still going to end up on another team in the long run. The chances of Perez staying with Pittsburgh after the next 3-4 years is pretty bleak unless the Pirates somehow become playoff contenders. The same thing will happen with Gonzalez (and they almost lost him before in a dumb trade with Boston - don't put that past the front office either ).