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The Pirates to sign Jason Grilli to a two-year deal

Dec 10, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

Ken Rosenthal has the news:

I was told by a very knowledgeable source that this was going to go down last Thursday. Aaron posted about it and about a billion people — including Jason Grilli — said I was making stuff up. Whatever. It wasn’t a done deal then and it is now, so kudos to Rosenthal for getting it, but this should not be a surprise. I should totally take Rick Reilly credit for this.

As for the signing: in two years with the Pirates he threw 91 innings with a 2.76 ERA and 127 strikeouts, making for a remarkable career rejuvenation. Assuming the money isn’t insane — and multiple reporters are saying that he passed up better money from other teams to stay with Pittsburgh — it’s a good signing for the Pirates.

UPDATE: The deal is a quite reasonable $6.75 million over the two years.

  1. Stiller43 - Dec 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Yay!

  2. jwbiii - Dec 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM
  3. craigisaloser - Dec 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Hey Craig….suck on a fart…

  4. mj1818 - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    Championship!

  5. magicrat13 - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    nice signing by the bucs…..good reliever at a good price….guessing they will ramp up efforts to trade hanrahan…would like to see a 4/5 starter and definitely someone young who we can control for a number of years…

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