Non-Tender and Waiver Claim Possibilities

There are several rumors going around about players who could be possible non-tender options by the Friday deadline, as well as a few players who were placed on waivers today that would be interesting options for the Pirates.  Here are a few that caught my eye, with some analysis on each player.  I’ll go through the waiver options first: Ryan Church - Rafael Soriano accepted arbitration, which meant the Atlanta Braves...

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Pirates on the verge of signing Crosby

UPDATE 5:45 PM: DK reports that no agreement is in place, and that nothing is expected anytime soon.  He also says that neither side is available and that he is hearing the deal will be for $1.5 M.  Sounds to me like the details are getting ironed out.UPDATE 4:45 PM: In DK’s notes of Neal Huntington’s daily press conference, Huntington declined to address whether the Pirates were close on Bobby Crosby....

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Pirates talking Doumit with Toronto

UPDATE 3:45 PM:  DK says to watch for Jeremy Accardo, who could be involved in a deal.  Accardo is a risk to be non-tendered by Toronto on Friday.  Accardo is coming off a year in which he posted a 2.55 ERA in 24.2 innings pitched.  However, Accardo had a 6.2 BB/9 ratio, and was optioned to AAA several times throughout the season.  Accardo had a 2.14 ERA in 67.1 innings in 2007 as Toronto’s closer, with...

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Bobby Crosby, Justin Duchscherer, Aroldis Chapman, Pitcher Values

Not much to talk about from day two of the Winter Meetings, but a few notes have come out today.  For the most part, it’s non-news for the Pirates: -Jennifer Langosch reports that Bobby Crosby is at or near the top of the priority list for the Pirates right now.  The Pirates have been looking for a player to push Ronny Cedeno defensively, and with Adam Everett off the board, the pursuit of Crosby has heated up....

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Winter Meetings Notebook: A Quiet First Day

Is it just me, or does it seem like day one of the MLB Winter Meetings was the calm before the storm for the Pittsburgh Pirates? I don’t think the Pirates are going to light the world on fire and sign a few top free agents, or make some blockbuster trade, but it certainly looks like we could see some moves in the next few days.  Consider the following events: -The Pirates need one spot cleared on the 40-man roster by today,...

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