Edinson Volquez Agrees to Deal With Royals
Dec17

Edinson Volquez Agrees to Deal With Royals

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez that will pay him a total of $20M. The deal is still pending a physical. The Pittsburgh Pirates got great value out of Volquez in 2014, signing him to a one-year, $5M deal. He posted a 3.04 ERA over 192.2 innings, making 31 starts and one relief appearance. That was after posting a 5.71 ERA in 2013 when he split the season between the Los...

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The Rumors About the Marlins Being Interested in Pedro Alvarez Can Be Put to Rest
Dec16

The Rumors About the Marlins Being Interested in Pedro Alvarez Can Be Put to Rest

Throughout the off-season, Neal Huntington has said that Pedro Alvarez will be the starting first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Meanwhile, there have been some rumors about how the Pirates could still trade him. A specific rumor came up last week, saying the Pirates and Marlins discussed an Alvarez-for-Nathan Eovaldi deal. That deal sounded too good to be true. Eovaldi has amazing stuff, with one of the hardest fastballs in the...

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Francisco Liriano’s Contract Details
Dec15

Francisco Liriano’s Contract Details

Jon Heyman has the breakdown of Francisco Liriano’s contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. liriano: $2M sign bonus $11M in '15, $13M in '16, $13M in '17. award bonuses (incl high 325K for cy young) #bucs #bucks — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 15, 2014 I’ve updated the 2015 payroll page with the new totals. The big change was bumping Liriano down from $13 M in 2015, and adding his signing bonus, which...

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Pedro Alvarez Mentioned as a First Base Possibility For the Marlins
Dec11

Pedro Alvarez Mentioned as a First Base Possibility For the Marlins

Jon Heyman had a list of first base possibilities for┬áthe Miami Marlins, with Pedro Alvarez being one of four names on the list. from last night: marlins 1b possibilities have included justin morneau, mark trumbo, pedro alvarez, michael morse — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2014 Alvarez is currently the first base option for the Pirates, and if they traded him, they would need to find a replacement. They could...

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Pirates Acquire Antonio Bastardo From the Phillies For Joely Rodriguez
Dec10

Pirates Acquire Antonio Bastardo From the Phillies For Joely Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates are pursuing Antonio Bastardo of the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jim Salisbury. Antonio Bastardo market heating up. Pirates pursing him, according to a source. #Phillies — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) December 10, 2014 This is not the first time the Pirates have been linked to Bastardo. They were also connected to him last July (which was also from Salisbury). Ultimately, the Phillies...

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Pirates Have Had Discussions on an Extension For Neil Walker
Dec10

Pirates Have Had Discussions on an Extension For Neil Walker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had discussions on an extension for second baseman Neil Walker, according to Bill Brink at the Post-Gazette. Brink says that the discussions are preliminary, and nothing is close at the time. He also offered up that Howie Kendrick’s four-year, $33.5 M deal is a reasonable comparison, but┬áthat a rival executive thinks Walker could get more than Kendrick. Walker is currently under team control for two...

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