• Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/5 — Just One Game

    Just one winter league game on the schedule for today, in the Venezuelan League: Leones del Caracas  13,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 CF Gorkys Hernandez went 0-for-3 for Los Caribes, though he did contribute an outfield assist, gunning down a Caracas runner at third base.  Los Caribes got the scoring started with...

  • News and Rumors
    Free Agent Rumors: DeRosa, McLouth

    A few rumors from John Perrotto earlier this evening via Twitter: -The Pirates are interested in Mark DeRosa on a minor league deal, according to Perrotto.  We heard that they checked on him last week. Perrotto adds that he is believed to be looking for a major league deal somewhere, and that...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Interested in Jeff Francis?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the clubs interested in Jeff Francis, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Francis is coming off a year where he was healthy for a full season with the Royals, putting up a 4.82 ERA in 183 innings. His advanced metrics suggests he was better...

  • News and Rumors
    Trade Target – Ervin Santana

    Could an Ervin Santana for Joel Hanrahan swap benefit both teams' needs?

  • News and Rumors
    Derrek Lee Updates: Monday

    The Pittsburgh Pirates offered arbitration to first baseman Derrek Lee two weeks ago.  He has until Wednesday to decide whether to accept or reject arbitration.  If he accepts, the Pirates get him for one year at a raise over his $8.5 M compensation from the 2011 season.  If he declines, the Pirates...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 5

    On this date in 1978 the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Seattle Mariners made a six player trade with three players involved from each team. Pitchers Enrique Romo and Rick Jones along with shortstop Tom McMillan went to the Pirates while Seattle got pitchers Rafael Vasquez, Odell Jones and shortstop Mario Mendoza. Odell...

  • Top Stories
    How to Follow the Winter Meetings on Pirates Prospects

    The winter meetings begin today, which marks the start of one of the busiest weeks of the year for the site. I spent the majority of the last week, and the entire weekend working on finishing the 2012 Prospect Guide so that I could keep track of the rumors and the potential...

  • News and Rumors
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Winter Meetings Preview

    The 2011 Winter Meetings begin today, which kicks off one of the busiest periods of the year for Major League baseball. This usually marks the time when the big free agents start going off the board. We've already seen the beginning, with Jose Reyes agreeing to a six year, $106 M deal...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Interested in Bringing Nate McLouth Back

    Jon Paul Morosi has an interesting update from the winter meetings. He notes that the Pittsburgh Pirates may add an outfielder, and that they're interested in Nate McLouth.  The Pirates traded McLouth in 2009 for Charlie Morton, Jeff Locke, and Gorkys Hernandez.  The trade came a few months after they signed McLouth...

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