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 a 2-run homer in the top of the 2nd inning.  Los Leones tied the score in the bottom of the inning with two walks, a single,...

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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 the Pirates would view him as a contingency plan if Pedro Alvarez struggles again. -The Pirates like the idea of signing Nate McLouth because...

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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 than that ERA, with a 4.29 xFIP. Francis is similar to Paul Maholm in that both pitchers are left handed, get good ground ball ratios, don’t allow a...

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Trade Target – Ervin Santana

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

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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 get a first round compensation pick in the 2012 draft, assuming he signs elsewhere.  Here are the updates on Lee from today: -Jon Heyman,...

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