Cardinals Trade For Justin Masterson
Jul30

Cardinals Trade For Justin Masterson

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded for Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson, according to Peter Gammons. The Indians are trading Justin Masterson to the Cardinals — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 30, 2014 Joel Sherman reports that outfielder James Ramsey could be going back to the Indians in the deal. Masterson to #stlcards hearing that James Ramsey is going back to the #Indians — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1)...

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Rockies Plan to Keep LaTroy Hawkins
Jul30

Rockies Plan to Keep LaTroy Hawkins

The Colorado Rockies are planning on keeping closer LaTroy Hawkins, according to Jon Heyman. Earlier this week we heard that the Pirates were interested in the closer, and Heyman says that the Rockies talked with the Pirates and a few other teams about him. Instead of trading him, Colorado will pick up his $2.25 M option for next year. It’s not a move that makes much sense for the Rockies, since it’s a good market to trade...

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Jon Lester Scratched From His Start Tomorrow
Jul29

Jon Lester Scratched From His Start Tomorrow

Earlier today the big news was that the Pittsburgh Pirates were considered a dark-horse candidate to land Jon Lester. The lefty was scheduled to start tomorrow for the Boston Red Sox. Now, Ken Rosenthal reports that Lester has been scratched from his start tomorrow. #RedSox announce that they have scratched Lester from his start tomorrow. Workman taking his turn. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2014 A guy getting...

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Pirates Emerging As Dark-Horse Candidate For Jon Lester; Josh Bell Involved?
Jul29

Pirates Emerging As Dark-Horse Candidate For Jon Lester; Josh Bell Involved?

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has a big rumor, saying that the Pittsburgh Pirates are emerging as a dark-horse candidate for Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester. He also says that one name at the center of trade talks is Josh Bell. As we learned with last year’s Bud Norris situation, and the revelation of the Astros’ trade talks this year, having a guy like Bell mentioned in this rumor doesn’t necessarily mean the Pirates...

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A.J. Burnett to the Pirates Probably Isn’t Happening
Jul29

A.J. Burnett to the Pirates Probably Isn’t Happening

Jayson Stark has an update on the Pirates/Phillies rumor involving A.J. Burnett, saying that the talks are “all but dead” (h/t Charlie at Bucs Dugout). Stark notes that the Pirates want assurances that Burnett won’t pick up his player option next season, but that they’ve been unable to get those assurances. Burnett could make as much as $14.25 M next season. Stark says that the Phillies are saying Burnett will...

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Pirates Looking For a Left-Handed Reliever
Jul29

Pirates Looking For a Left-Handed Reliever

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been connected to a lot of relievers, and a lot of left-handed relievers. We’ve heard them connected to Andrew Miller of the Red Sox, Antonio Bastardo of the Phillies, and a loose connection to Oliver Perez of the Diamondbacks. Jon Morosi says that the team continues to look for lefty relievers. Pirates continuing to look for a left-handed reliever, sources say. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July...

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