What if Jack and Freddy stay?


SAN FRANCISCO — It’s about 94 hours until the trading deadline, and everyone’s still here who was here yesterday. This morning, as I waited at Sky Harbor Airport to board my flight to California, I briefly chatted by phone with team prez Frank Coonelly. I asked if the team might re-open contract extension talks with Freddy Sanchez and/or Jack Wilson if no trades are made.

“At this juncture, I wouldn’t say anything is definitely closed,” Coonelly said. “We’d have to see where we are. But, developments in the organization could create a situation that could make it less likely, or more likely, we’d want to extend Jack or Freddy.”

Lineups for tonight’s game:

PIRATES — 1.Andrew McCutchen cf, 2. Freddy Sanchez 2b, 3. Garrett Jones rf, 4. Ryan Doumit c, 5. Steve Pearce 1b, 6. Brandon Moss lf, 7. Andy LaRoche 3b, 8. Jack Wilson ss, 9. Paul Maholm (6-4, 4.63) lhp

GIANTS — TBA 9. Tim Lincecum (10-3, 2.45)