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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Pirates Have Shown Interest in Jason Hammel
Dec10

Pirates Have Shown Interest in Jason Hammel

Jon Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel. Jason Hammel has received interest from Cubs, Pirates, Royals, Braves, source says. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 10, 2013 Morosi mentions the Cubs, Royals, and Braves have also expressed interest in the right-hander. I’d imagine the Pirates will be connected to a lot of starting pitchers with A.J. Burnett’s...

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Pirates Overwhelmed by Trade Interest for Justin Wilson
Dec10

Pirates Overwhelmed by Trade Interest for Justin Wilson

Jon Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been overwhelmed by trade interest in left-handed reliever Justin Wilson. Pirates have been overwhelmed by trade interest in reliever Justin Wilson and are willing to listen, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 10, 2013 There has been a lot of talk that the Pirates could make a trade from their bullpen this off-season. Wilson would definitely...

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Pirates One of the Hottest Teams on Logan Morrison
Dec10

Pirates One of the Hottest Teams on Logan Morrison

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the “hottest teams” on Logan Morrison. Hottest teams on LoMo, per source: #Brewers, #Pirates, #Mariners. Others also involved. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2013 There have been conflicting reports about what direction the Pirates will go in with their first base vacancy. Yesterday all of the talk surrounded trade options, including...

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Pirates Resuming Talks About Signing James Loney
Dec10

Pirates Resuming Talks About Signing James Loney

Buster Olney reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are resuming talks about signing James Loney. Pirates are resuming talks here about possibly signing James Loney. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 10, 2013 Yesterday all of the rumors surrounded trade options. Those included rumors that the Pirates were looking at Adam Lind and Logan Morrison. So far, a lot of the trade prices have been insane. The Blue Jays reportedly...

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