This is a few days old, but Mark Simon at ESPN identified Nick Evans as a potential “under the radar asset” due to his very strong glovework at first base. Keep this in mind when you read that Neal Huntington is saying that the Pirates might not even look for a first baseman if they can’t bring Derrek Lee back. Jen Langosch, meanwhile, says that Lee will likely turn down arbitration to wait and see how the Pujols/Fielder situations play out.
At Bucs Dugout, Charlie has a nice piece about the tone of off-season discussion as it applies to what the Pirates are doing this winter.
This is still scuttlebutt at this point, but it looks like the Marlins have offered Albert Pujols a 10-year deal. If that’s the case, that’s where he’s going to end up. And if that happens, I’m going to hate the Marlins more than any team in the National League.