• A Price the Pirates Can’t Afford to Pay

    The Pirates can afford to give up money, but they can't afford to give up top prospects like Taillon. You could easily make the case that Pittsburgh Pirates fans are obsessed with money.  Maybe not when it comes to their personal lives, but definitely when it comes to talking about moves the...

  • Thursday Rumors: Pirates Looking at Jason Kubel

    The Pirates are looking at Jason Kubel, according to Jayson Stark. Here are the Pirates trade rumors for Thursday: -Jayson Stark has a big list of updates on ESPN about the Pirates.  He mentions that the Pirates have said their number one focus is finding a "professional hitter", per a club official...

  • DK: Beltran Refused to Waive No-Trade for Pirates

    Beltran refused to drop his no trade clause to come to the Pirates. Carlos Beltran was traded today to the San Francisco Giants for top pitching prospect Zach Wheeler.  Dejan Kovacevic provides an update for us, saying that Beltran refused to waive his no-trade clause for the Pirates, who were making a...

  • Starling Marte Removed From Tonight’s Altoona Game

    Marte was pulled from tonight's game. Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Starling Marte was been removed from tonight's Altoona Curve game in the fifth inning for pinch hitter Brad Chalk.  Naturally, at this time of the year, when a player is removed, people start thinking "trade".  Marte was hit with a pitch to...

  • Chase d’Arnaud to the DL, Chris Leroux Recalled

    Leroux has been recalled to the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed shortstop Chase d'Arnaud on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured little finger, and have recalled right handed pitcher Chris Leroux.  Leroux was recently optioned to AAA, and was eligible for an early recall with the Pirates placing a player...

  • Colby Rasmus Traded Out of NL Central

    The Cardinals traded Colby Rasmus today. The St. Louis Cardinals today took part in a three team trade that sent young center fielder Colby Rasmus out of the NL Central.  The Cardinals ended up getting Edwin Jackson, Marc Rzepczynski, Octavio Dotel, and Corey Patterson in return for Rasmus, Trever Miller, Brian Tallet,...

  • Tuesday Rumors: Upton, Iannetta, Giambi

    The Pirates are one of five teams talking to Tampa about Upton. Here are the rumors for Tuesday: -Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports repeats a rumor that we heard yesterday: the Pirates are one of five teams looking at B.J. Upton.  He mentions that the level of interest by the Pirates...

  • Teams Understanding the Value of Prospects

    Buster Olney had an interesting article up this morning on ESPN, talking about how teams are less willing to trade prospects.  The article quotes a few executives on the trade deadline this year, noting at how teams are more reluctant these days to deal prospects, as opposed to an example the article...

  • Monday Rumors: Giambi, Upton, Wigginton, Iannetta

    The Pirates are interested in Wigginton from the Rockies. Catching up on some of today's rumors: -Buster Olney didn't really have a rumor, but speculated that Jason Giambi would be a good fit for the Pirates as a bench bat.  Giambi is currently hitting for a .263/.360/.632 line with Colorado, and he's...

  • Pirates Call Up Alvarez, Presley to DL

    Alvarez is back in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up third baseman Pedro Alvarez, and have placed Alex Presley on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced this morning.  Alvarez was on a hot streak in AAA, with a .472/.548/.806 line in 36 at-bats in his last 10 games.  Meanwhile,...

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