Pirates Reportedly Could Get In On Jon Lester Talks
Jul29

Pirates Reportedly Could Get In On Jon Lester Talks

Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that a couple of baseball executives think the Pirates could get in on the Jon Lester trade talks. A couple of baseball executives think the Pirates may get into Jon Lester trade talks with Red Sox. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 29, 2014 Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are open to dealing Lester and John Lackey “for the right returns.” Source: #RedSox open to...

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Pirates Continue Scouting Phillies and Now Looking at Marlon Byrd
Jul28

Pirates Continue Scouting Phillies and Now Looking at Marlon Byrd

We’ve heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been scouting a lot of players on the Philadelphia Phillies. A.J. Burnett has been the big name, and that continued tonight, as they were one of a few teams in attendance tonight for Burnett’s start against the Mets and Bartolo Colon. Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates, Braves have scouts at tonight's Bartolo Colon vs A.J. Burnett start. @FOXSports1 — Jon Morosi...

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Top 10 Pitchers: Can Rafael Perez Be a Lefty Option For the Pirates Out of the Bullpen?
Jul28

Top 10 Pitchers: Can Rafael Perez Be a Lefty Option For the Pirates Out of the Bullpen?

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten scores are highlighted in the write-up below. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s outing really...

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Top 10 Hitters: Willy Garcia and the Other Talented Pirates Latin American Prospects
Jul28

Top 10 Hitters: Willy Garcia and the Other Talented Pirates Latin American Prospects

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Notes on the top ten players from the last week can be found below the chart. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual...

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Pirates Reported to Be Interested in LaTroy Hawkins
Jul28

Pirates Reported to Be Interested in LaTroy Hawkins

Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are believed to be interested in Colorado Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins. He notes that a deal might be difficult for the Rockies, since they’re looking for players who could help them at the start of next season. Hawkins is 41 years old, but he’s also cheap compared to some of the other players on the market. He’s only making $2.25 M this year, with a...

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