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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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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