Trade Deadline: What's left?

I have to say this: with every move, I’m loving the apparent plan by Neal Huntington more and more. It’s obvious that he’s blowing up the team and starting from scratch. But there’s an actual plan. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the majority of pitchers he’s acquired are ground ball pitchers who don’t necessarily throw hard, but have good control with a good out pitch, usually a...

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Pirates trade Freddy Sanchez for Tim Alderson

After a day full of rumors (well, more than a day), the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants for starting pitching prospect Tim Alderson. Alderson was ranked as the fourth best prospect in the San Francisco Giants’ system by Baseball America, and the second best pitching prospect behind Madison Bumgarner. He was rated as having the best curveball in the San Francisco system....

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Freddy Sanchez Trade Rumors

UPDATE 4:30 PM: Dejan Kovacevic reports that the offer from Sanchez ($6 M, $6.5 M, $7.5 M) was rejected by the Pirates.UPDATE 4:11 PM: Jennifer Langosch reports that the offer from Sanchez to the Pirates was 3 years/$20 M. If we assume the $8 M option next year would be guaranteed, that’s $6 M a year for the final two years. The Pirates were offering $5 M a year, which would be 3/$15 M. I’d say 3/$18 M would be a fair...

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Pirates trade Jack Wilson/Ian Snell to Seattle

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to the Seattle Mariners today. In return, the Pirates received Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Nathan Adcock, Brett Lorin, and Aaron Pribanic. Here is a rundown of all of the players in the deal: The Pirates give… Jack Wilson: Wilson’s defense helps play a big role for the Pirates, especially with a lack of replacement options in the system. Unless Seattle picks up...

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Pirates Sign Nathan Baker

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed their fifth round pick, Nathan Baker, a left handed starter from the University of Mississippi. Baker, who was a junior, becomes the 18th signing by the Pirates, and the second Ole Miss starter from the 2009 season, joining 21st round pick Phillip Irwin, who has an 0.60 ERA in 15 innings so far with the State College Spikes. Here are the details on Baker, from my day two draft writeup: Baker was a junior...

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