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McCutchen Deal Will Be Discount For Pirates

McCutchen Deal Will Be Discount For Pirates

Premium position players don't come cheap nowadays, and players who combine speed and power seem to be particularly pricey on the free agent market. Andrew McCutchen was destined to be one of those high priced free agents in the near future. Instead, the Pittsburgh Pirates made one of their smartest moves in recent years, inking their 25-year-old center fielder to a 6-year, $51 million extension.

If you were looking to knock Andrew McCutchen, you could point to his miserable September at the plate in 2011. Aside from that, he continued to progress as an all around player last season, further developing into the superstar the Pirates know he can be. He became more of a power threat, as well as the run producer the... Recommended Stories

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