James Loney’s Asking Price a Reminder of Russell Martin
Dec04

James Loney’s Asking Price a Reminder of Russell Martin

Today we heard that James Loney is the top target for the Pirates at first base. In that article I posted an update from Jeff Passan that Loney was seeking three years and $27-30 M per year. Source: James Loney started offseason seeking a four-year, $40M deal. Belief is he's now seeking something in the three-year, $27-30M range. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 4, 2013 What a player is asking for and what a player...

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James Loney Emerging as the Top Choice For the Pirates
Dec04

James Loney Emerging as the Top Choice For the Pirates

Jayson Stark of ESPN says that clubs who have talked to the Pirates believe that James Loney is emerging as their top choice. Clubs that have talked to #Pirates believe James Loney emerging as their top choice at 1B. Heard they've also asked on Adam Lind & Moreland — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 4, 2013 Stark mentions Adam Lind and Mitch Moreland, who would both require trades. Lind is under contract for $7 M in...

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Pirates View Mike Napoli as the Perfect Fit at First Base, But…
Dec03

Pirates View Mike Napoli as the Perfect Fit at First Base, But…

Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates view Mike Napoli as the perfect fit at first base, although you shouldn’t be penciling him into the lineup anytime soon. The pirates view mike Napoli as the perfect fit at first base but it doesn't appear they will lay out the cash needed to sign him. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) December 3, 2013 Napoli has been one of the biggest names on the market...

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Rafael Furcal and What Off-Season Interest Means
Dec01

Rafael Furcal and What Off-Season Interest Means

Earlier this week we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had shown interest in shortstop Rafael Furcal. On Saturday, we heard the same reports from Furcal himself, who told Enrique Rojas of ESPN that “many teams have shown interest”, and named the Pirates as one of those teams. So far, both reports have come from the Furcal camp, with the first report coming from his agent. This seems like a good time to point out the many...

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Pirates Won’t Pay A.J. Burnett Market Rate
Nov25

Pirates Won’t Pay A.J. Burnett Market Rate

  Tom Singer has an update on A.J. Burnett, which has been pretty much like the previous updates. The Pirates are still waiting on Burnett to decide if he’s going to retire or return, and Neal Huntington says the Pirates can’t pay him market-value money. To the latter issue, we knew the Pirates weren’t going to pay him market rate when they declined to make him a qualifying offer. That offer would have been for...

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A Platoon at First Base Seems Most Likely For the Pirates
Nov25

A Platoon at First Base Seems Most Likely For the Pirates

The Pirates have employed a platoon at first base in each of the last two years, trying to find a right-handed hitter to pair with Garrett Jones. Now it seems they’re in the opposite situation. They added Gaby Sanchez at the 2012 trade deadline, and saw Sanchez put up great numbers against lefties in 2013. However, Jones struggled, and was designated for assignment today. The move today didn’t really change any future...

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