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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Pirates Will Address the Bullpen After Francisco Liriano Deal is Finalized
Dec09

Pirates Will Address the Bullpen After Francisco Liriano Deal is Finalized

After the news today that the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a three-year deal with Francisco Liriano, there were rumors saying that they could start focusing on Edinson Volquez, and that they would turn to the bullpen. Rob Biertempfel had two tweets tonight, saying that they aren’t likely to seek another starting pitcher, and will focus on the bullpen. He also had an interesting update on what kind of offer they could make for a...

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Pirates Searching the Trade Market For Lefty Relievers, Also Like RHP Pat Neshek
Dec09

Pirates Searching the Trade Market For Lefty Relievers, Also Like RHP Pat Neshek

According to Jon Morosi, the Pittsburgh Pirates are searching the trade market for left-handed relief help. Pirates checking trade market for LH relief options. Tony Watson is their only proven LH reliever after the Justin Wilson deal. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 9, 2014 As Morosi points out, the team dealt away Justin Wilson, leaving Tony Watson as their only remaining lefty in the bullpen. They’ve got some...

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