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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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 are Probably Out on Bronson Arroyo
Dec10

Pirates are Probably Out on Bronson Arroyo

Both Rob Biertempfel and C. Trent Rosecrans have heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates are probably out on Bronson Arroyo. From what I'm hearing today, #pirates probably are out on Arroyo. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 10, 2013 told the #Pirates are probably out Arroyo — ctrent (@ctrent) December 10, 2013 Yesterday we heard that the Pirates met with Arroyo’s agent. The Twins also met with him and were...

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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 Have Shown Interest in Eric Chavez
Dec10

Pirates Have Shown Interest in Eric Chavez

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of seven teams who have checked in on free agent third baseman Eric Chavez. He lists the Pirates, Rangers, Rays, Braves, Diamondbacks, Nationals, and Yankees as teams who have “checked in with interest”. You would have to think that the Pirates would be looking at Chavez as a bench player if they’re serious about him. He wouldn’t be bad in...

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