Post Gazette...Dejan...reporting that the Pirates have approached BOTH Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez about multi-year contract extensions. Somewhere in the 3 to 4 year range. It appears that the Pirates are doing this to try to get a resolution before the trade deadline. I think that it has finally occurred to Pirates management that there is likely little or no help for the middle infield for at least the next two seasons. It sounds like the Pirates will try to sign both of them...and Jack reportedly is willing to consider a pay cut.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the next 2 weeks. It certainly sounds...from the players side...that it may be both or neither staying.