Pirates Give Charlie Morton a Three Year Extension
Dec11

Pirates Give Charlie Morton a Three Year Extension

  Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have given Charlie Morton a three year extension that is worth $21 M. The deal could be worth up to $30 M, as Morton has an option for a fourth season. The contract breaks down as follows: 2014: $4 M 2015: $8 M 2016: $8 M 2017: $9.5 M + $500,000 in potential incentives ($1 M buyout) If Morton is traded, the club option turns into a mutual option, although Morton...

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Pirates Requested Medicals on Johan Santana
Dec11

Pirates Requested Medicals on Johan Santana

As I mentioned yesterday, we’re probably going to hear a lot of rumors saying “the Pittsburgh Pirates have expressed interest in (insert bounce back pitcher here)”. That’s mostly due to the indecision from A.J. Burnett, and the fact that the Pirates would need to look at other options to be prepared if Burnett retires. Today’s bounce back pitcher of note is Johan Santana. Andrew Marchland of ESPN New York...

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Pirates Send Kyle Haynes to the Yankees in the Chris Stewart Trade
Dec11

Pirates Send Kyle Haynes to the Yankees in the Chris Stewart Trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent right-handed pitcher Kyle Haynes to the New York Yankees to complete the Chris Stewart trade. Haynes was a 20th round draft pick in 2012, and put up some strong numbers this year. He had a 2.38 ERA in 83.1 innings with West Virginia, spending most of the season in the bullpen, but moving to the rotation at the end of the year. Haynes wasn’t in our top 50 prospects in the 2014 Prospect Guide, but...

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First Base Rumor Roundup: Wednesday
Dec11

First Base Rumor Roundup: Wednesday

It seems that the first base position is in a holding pattern, with teams exploring their options while waiting for player prices to come down. The Brewers, Rays, and Mariners are all looking for first base help, and if any of those teams make a move it could impact who the Pirates end up with. Here are this morning’s updates from around the league. **Jon Heyman reports that Milwaukee is waiting for a response from Corey Hart on...

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First Pitch: The Next Liriano and The Left-Handed First Baseman
Dec11

First Pitch: The Next Liriano and The Left-Handed First Baseman

We’re through day two of four of the 2013 Winter Meetings. There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the Pirates so far, specifically focused on first base and starting pitching. It’s to the point where we can get an idea of what the Pirates are going to do, and the only question that remains is “when will the moves take place?” I decided to break it down further for each position below. The Next Francisco...

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