• 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,...

  • Pirates Casting Wide Net for Relief Help

      Dotel is one of the relievers the Pirates are looking at. Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are casting a wide net for relief pitching help, mentioning that Jason Frasor, Octavio Dotel, and Koji Uehara are all on the list, as well as a dozen others.  This is the...

  • Why Haven’t the Pirates Made a Move Yet?

    One of my biggest pet peeves is the following phrase: "You weren't around in the 1970s, so you don't know what a winning team should do." I'm 27 years old.  I was born in 1983, so I missed all of the Pirates' World Series titles.  I was 8-9 years old when the...

  • Pirates Interested in Chris Iannetta

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are among a number of teams that have asked the Colorado Rockies about catcher Chris Iannetta, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Iannetta is currently hitting for a .224/.376/.412 line in 228 at-bats this season.  His best year was in 2008, when he hit for a .264/.390/.505...

  • Pirates Activate Cedeno and Pearce, Option Leroux

    Cedeno has been activated from the DL. The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Ronny Cedeno and Steve Pearce from the disabled list, and have optioned relief pitcher Chris Leroux to AAA.  All three moves were expected, as they are the corresponding moves to yesterday's set of moves, when the Pirates optioned Josh Harrison,...

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