RynMan wrote:Nice for the Cubs, not so great for the Pirates....considering the teams after OF help....would have thought a better deal were possible.
And I'll guarantee Dave Littlefield tried and wanted too much from everyone.
Once again, the Cubs hose us pretty good.
The problem is that the Pirates are perennially painted into a corner. If they ask for good players/prospects, the teams decide they don't need the guy. Those teams know that the Pirates can't/won't resign these players to huge contracts next year, so the Pirates will take whatever they can get
I'm sure the Cubs named their own price for Lawton, and they didn't give up anything they wanted badly.
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