Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pirates Brass In Boston; May Signal Lester Deal

Marc DelPiano used to work for the Red Sox, he is now a Special Assistant to Pirates GM Neil Huntington. DelPiano was at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. The Pirates are rumored to be offering their top OF prospects in a deal for Jon Lester. You connect the dots. A number of sources are stressing that Pittsburgh is still in the hunt for Boston's ace lefty—in addition to the Cardinals and Dodgers. Essentially, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is in a bit of a "cat-bird seat"—allowing multiple teams to bid against one another. But DelPiano's physical presence in Boston and his former connections to the team, make you wonder. Stay tuned!