Jon Heyman is reporting that contract talks between the Pittsburgh Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco have broken down and the two sides won’t discuss a contract extension until the off-season. As Heyman mentioned, this is the second time the two sides have discussed a long-term deal, but apparently the Pirates came up with a bigger offer this time. The talks ended with the main difference between the two sides being the salaries during the option years on the deal. Also of note from Heyman, he mentions that the contract would have been the biggest one given to a player with less than a year of service time.
Last week when word of the extension talks came out, we posted about the potential market value of a deal for Polanco, comparing it to the deals that Starling Marte and Christian Yelich signed, while also pointing out that Polanco hasn’t had a breakout season yet.