Jameson Taillon Trade Rumors Get More Traction

We have heard whispers of the Pittsburgh Pirates possibly trading Jameson Taillon throughout the off-season, but this one is a bit stronger than a possible rumor, and the trades of Josh Bell and Joe Musgrove make it more likely to happen.

Taillon will be returning from his second Tommy John surgery this upcoming season. He hasn’t pitched since May 1, 2019. He has two seasons (2021-22) left before he reaches free agency. Taillon and the Pirates settled on a $2.25 M contract for 2021 back in early December, so he could provide a team with some great value at that price if he can return to 2018 standards. He had a 3.20 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and 179 strikeouts in 191 innings that season. That could help the Pirates with their possible return in a deal.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Yankees are in on him according to multiple sources

Multiple upside prospects?

catching needs to be addressed obviously