News and Rumors

Monday Rumors: Giambi, Upton, Wigginton, Iannetta

Monday Rumors: Giambi, Upton, Wigginton, Iannetta

The Pirates are interested in Wigginton from the Rockies.

Catching up on some of today's rumors:

-Buster Olney didn't really have a rumor, but speculated that Jason Giambi would be a good fit for the Pirates as a bench bat.  Giambi is currently hitting for a .263/.360/.632 line with Colorado, and he's doing just as well on the road as he is at home in Coor's.  He's only seen 95 at-bats this year, so he's pretty much thriving in the bench role in Colorado.  Giambi is making $850 K this year, and has a $1 M mutual option next year with a $150 K buyout.

-There has been a lot of talk going around about B.J. Upton, and Joel Sherman of the New York Post mentioned that the Pirates were one of five teams that have been calling the Rays the most about Upton.  The Pirates currently need out...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit.  Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

News and Rumors

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in News and Rumors

Ke'Bryan Hayes 70615 2

Ke’Bryan Hayes Gets Mentions as Potential Breakout Prospect

John DrekerFebruary 12, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Francisco Cervelli Ranks as the Fourth Best Catcher

John DrekerFebruary 11, 2016
Jordan Luplow 0804

Baseball America Ranks Pirates as 11th Best Farm System

John DrekerFebruary 11, 2016
McKechnie Field

Pirates Spring Training Television Schedule

John DrekerFebruary 11, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Melancon and Watson Rank Among the Top Relievers, Harrison Ranks Fifth at 2B

John DrekerFebruary 4, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Hire Joe Block For Play-by-Play

John DrekerJanuary 30, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects