Pirates Acquire Antonio Bastardo From the Phillies For Joely Rodriguez
Dec10

Pirates Acquire Antonio Bastardo From the Phillies For Joely Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates are pursuing Antonio Bastardo of the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jim Salisbury. Antonio Bastardo market heating up. Pirates pursing him, according to a source. #Phillies — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) December 10, 2014 This is not the first time the Pirates have been linked to Bastardo. They were also connected to him last July (which was also from Salisbury). Ultimately, the Phillies...

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Pirates Have Had Discussions on an Extension For Neil Walker
Dec10

Pirates Have Had Discussions on an Extension For Neil Walker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had discussions on an extension for second baseman Neil Walker, according to Bill Brink at the Post-Gazette. Brink says that the discussions are preliminary, and nothing is close at the time. He also offered up that Howie Kendrick’s four-year, $33.5 M deal is a reasonable comparison, but that a rival executive thinks Walker could get more than Kendrick. Walker is currently under team control for two...

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Pirates Have Reportedly Discussed Shopping Travis Snider For Brian Matusz
Dec10

Pirates Have Reportedly Discussed Shopping Travis Snider For Brian Matusz

Rob Biertempfel has an update at the Trib about how the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for lefty relievers. Biertempfel says that the club is looking at free agent Craig Breslow, and that they’ve reportedly discussed sending Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles for Brian Matusz. Yesterday we heard that they were exploring trade options for a lefty reliever. Breslow is coming off a horrible year with the Red Sox, posting a 5.96...

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Pat Neshek Signs With the Astros After Reportedly Coming Close to Signing With Pirates
Dec10

Pat Neshek Signs With the Astros After Reportedly Coming Close to Signing With Pirates

Yesterday there was a report that the Pittsburgh Pirates were interested in right-handed reliever Pat Neshek. Then last night the news came out that he was deciding between three teams, and that the Astros were one of them. Today he signed with the Houston Astros for $12.5 M over two years. Reliever Pat Neshek, pursued by #Pirates, signs with #Astros for two years, $12.5 million, pending physical. Gets to stay in FLA for spring....

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Rumors: Edinson Volquez, Pat Neshek
Dec10

Rumors: Edinson Volquez, Pat Neshek

Here are two rumors to wrap up the evening and day two of the Winter Meetings before I call it a night. The first rumor is from Bill Brink, who says that the White Sox and Edinson Volquez are said to have mutual interest. Buzz in the hotel lobby: #WhiteSox and Edinson Volquez have mutual interest. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) December 10, 2014 This might be insignificant to the Pirates, since they have been rumored to be done with...

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