Pedro Alvarez is in Pittsburgh today, presumably to meet with the Pirates and sign his contract. The grievance still needs to be resolved, but testimony's been called off and it all seems to be a matter of procedure. Yesterday, Dejan made a point that I think is worth keeping in mind:
All I will share on this topic is this, and you are free to do with it as you will: There never once has been a peep, not from either side, that the player did not want to join the Pirates. There never has been anyone who suggested that the dispute was specific to the team or its poor standing or the city, as opposed to the nature of what happened with the deadline, the agreement and all that.
The past is the past. Let's move on.