Jon Paul Morosi had an update on Twitter about the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland Athletics:
#Pirates need bat and bullpen. #Athletics have both. They’re talking, sources say.
We’ve heard a lot of rumors about the Athletics. On the offensive side, we’ve heard the Pirates linked to Josh Willingham and Conor Jackson. On the bullpen side, we’ve heard Craig Breslow and Grant Balfour as names that have been thrown around.
The Athletics have also been shopping Rich Harden, David DeJesus, Coco Crisp, and Brad Ziegler. Crisp would be an interesting addition to the team, due to his speed and defensive skills. However, the Pirates haven’t been strongly linked to any of these names.
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