Jason Grilli Headed to Nashville, Deal With Pittsburgh Pirates Forthcoming?

Jason Grilli sent out this tweet early this morning.

Early trip to Nashville.   Long journey to get to this point but this is what I worked for.  Will be a full day.  #pumped

Two more years of being wired?    We predicted that Grilli would be the toss up heading into the offseason, but it at least appears although cryptic, that the Bucs are signing their set-up man to a two-year deal.

Jason Grilli

Reasons He Could Get the Ax:  Grilli should have a serious payday coming.  The Pirates have to wonder just how much is left in the tank for the soon to be 36-year old?

Reasons He’s Safe:   He can strike hitters out which hasn’t been a strong point of Pirates bullpens over the years.  The guy looked like a man possessed this season, who doesn’t want that in their bullpen?  The Hurdle connection has to help his cause.

Odds that Grilli is in black and yellow for Spring Training:  Pick’em

We hope this ends well.  It’s not often that a pitcher not named Rivera actually improves as he ages.  We don’t know….the odds seem highly unlikely for it to happen.

But perhaps we can get some entertainment value as Grilli settles in for two more years in Pittsburgh.   Remember this?

Pittsburgh Pirates setup man Jason Grilli doesn’t seem to like the Andrew Filliponi show on 93.7 The Fan. Late last night, the Pirates struggling setup man had enough.  The right hander sent the tweet to the Poni, letting him know he’s not a big fan.  Grilli even offers Fillipponi a tip on how to improve his show.

A few minutes ago it appears Filliponi, who “spits sports talk fire,” checked his twitter.


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