Pedro Alvarez Mentioned as a First Base Possibility For the Marlins
Dec11

Pedro Alvarez Mentioned as a First Base Possibility For the Marlins

Jon Heyman had a list of first base possibilities for the Miami Marlins, with Pedro Alvarez being one of four names on the list. from last night: marlins 1b possibilities have included justin morneau, mark trumbo, pedro alvarez, michael morse — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2014 Alvarez is currently the first base option for the Pirates, and if they traded him, they would need to find a replacement. They could...

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Pirates Lose Andy Oliver and Two Others in the Rule 5 Draft
Dec11

Pirates Lose Andy Oliver and Two Others in the Rule 5 Draft

The Rule 5 draft is today at noon EST, and is usually the last big event of the Winter Meetings. I’m not sure that will be the case this year, since this has been a very active week, and there have been a lot of transactions this morning. Either way, the Dodgers will have to briefly abandon their plan of trading with every single MLB club at noon as all of the teams get together for the draft. For those of you who are unfamiliar...

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First Pitch: Breaking Down the Antonio Bastardo Deal, and a Story on Joely Rodriguez
Dec11

First Pitch: Breaking Down the Antonio Bastardo Deal, and a Story on Joely Rodriguez

A little over four years ago I was driving up to Williamsport, PA on September 3rd, 2010. The minor league season was wrapping up, and I was finishing my second season running this site, and the first season where it was more of an overall look of the organization, rather than a close look at the Lynchburg Hillcats (who moved away to Bradenton that year) and a not-so-close look at every other level. I had this crazy idea to write a...

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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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