Pirates Casting Wide Net for Relief Help


Dotel is one of the relievers the Pirates are looking at.

Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are casting a wide net for relief pitching help, mentioning that Jason Frasor, Octavio Dotel, and Koji Uehara are all on the list, as well as a dozen others.  This is the first we’ve heard that the Pirates were interested in acquiring Frasor, although over the off-season we heard them mentioned as being interested in bringing Dotel back.  We’ve also recently heard that they were interested in Uehara, among other relievers.  The relief pitching market is flooded, and is a buyer’s market right now.  That could allow the Pirates to get a strong bullpen arm without having to give up much in return.

Morosi also adds that the Pirates are looking for a bat, but aren’t close to anything.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDDTQMKH3S25BMT6WGCV5AXVOY jarrod

    they better do something. overbay and jones are the worst 5/6 hitters i’ve ever seen. i didn’t know burnitz was cloned

  • Anonymous

    They could use BP help but if they don’t get a couple of bats with some power it isn’t going to help much !!  They need at least 1 bat that could hit you 30 HRS  a year.   If they settle for a guy like winningham from the A’S you may as well hang on to the prospects because he would help very litle if at all.

  • http://twitter.com/KraigK KraigK

    They could bring in Rollie Fingers and Goose Gossage in their primes but if they don’t bring in a bat they’ll be nothing better than a Google adwords ad on this page.

    • Anonymous