There have been a lot of comments in this forum about whether the Pirates should pursue 3B Dallas McPherson, a 27-year-old former Angels prospect, so I thought I'd pass along news that he signed today with the Florida Marlins.
It's a one-year deal and no terms have been disclosed. I'm anxious to see how this plays out because this is the type of risk that the Pirates need to take -- I've been lobbying for Huntington to sign McPherson for months. There is a lot of potential power there and McPherson is still relatively young. Plus he would come fairly cheap and could provide some competition at 3B for Jose Bautista.
The only excuse I can think of for Huntington is that McPherson may still have medical red flags. Obviously, even if healthy, the odds of McPherson developing are less than 50-50, but the upside is too great to ignore. I hope we don't come to regret this.