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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Jon Lester to Sign With the Cubs
Dec10

Jon Lester to Sign With the Cubs

Jon Lester will be signing with the Chicago Cubs, according to Ken Rosenthal. Jeff Passan has the details, noting that the Cubs will be paying $155 M for six years. Sources: Lester to #Cubs. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2014 Jon Lester, Cubs agree on six-year, $155M deal, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Red Sox are runners-up. Their final bid: six for $135M. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 10, 2014 Two...

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First Pitch: Is Pittsburgh Finally Becoming a Destination For Free Agents?
Dec10

First Pitch: Is Pittsburgh Finally Becoming a Destination For Free Agents?

A few years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates tried to go after Jorge De La Rosa, offering him a three-year deal. He ended up re-signing with the Colorado Rockies, in part because they gave him a player option and the Pirates wouldn’t, but also to remain with a team that he was familiar and comfortable with. A year later, they pursued Edwin Jackson on a three-year deal. He ended up turning them down to sign a one year deal with the...

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