Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Edinson Volquez is interested in re-signing with the Pirates:
“Why not?” Volquez said. “I think I signed in the right place with the right coaches. They made me a better pitcher this year. So, I’d like to stay here.”
Not a desperate plea or anything, and he says he does wonder sometimes where he’ll pitch, but he does like the Pirates. And he wants a two or three year contract.
Doesn’t seem like he’s worth the gamble. Volquez has put up a 3.15 ERA and 130/70 K/BB ratio in 185 and two-thirds innings this season, but it’s the first time since 2008 that he has had a better-than-league-average ERA. And in some of those years he has been among the worst regular starters in the game.