Pirates Pushing to Move Hanrahan

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports has the latest on Joel Hanrahan.

We’ve heard that the Pirates are shopping Hanrahan, which isn’t new. We’ve also heard Neal Huntington say that he’d be fine keeping Hanrahan and Jason Grilli in the same bullpen. I just can’t see that happening, and if Knobler’s sources are correct, it makes that combo of Hanrahan/Grilli sticking around even less likely. If Hanrahan is on the team when Spring Training starts, I’ll be very surprised.

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  • leadoff

    I think it unlikely Hanrahan is around when ST rolls around.

  • http://twitter.com/beatembuccos21 beatembuccos21

    Tim – any takeways from the various interviews at PirateFest? Did P2 have a space this year? From her tweets, I know Kristy was there. I’m surprised there haven’t been any updates on the site from her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      Did you see the 3 part interviews on Bucs Dugout? Tim was a part of those.

      • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

        I’ll have articles from those interviews, plus a conversation I had with Huntington earlier that day.

      • http://twitter.com/beatembuccos21 beatembuccos21

        That was good stuff at BD. I’m also interested in what Tim’s take is from his conversations.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

          i am too

  • Rebel

    Kristy always has good stuff to read. Plus seems accurate.
    Think she deserves a raise and Christmas bonus.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      Nothing against Tim, but I would drive 31/2 hours to see Kristy, but not Tim:) :)

      Btw, does anyone know why Lacee Collins got canned?

      • LCD

        Because she couldn’t do the zoltan right obviously

        • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young


  • kimbercarry

    Interesting to see the Dodgers could be interested in Joel. I read a something today about the Dogers possible looking to move Ethier.