Looking at the Pirates Trade Needs on a Quiet Market; Should the Deadline Be Moved?
Jul18

Looking at the Pirates Trade Needs on a Quiet Market; Should the Deadline Be Moved?

Is it just me, or has the leadup to the 2014 trade deadline been quiet this year? When a rumor came out last week that the Pittsburgh Pirates were checking on Huston Street, it occurred to me that I hadn’t used the “News and Rumors” section of the site in some time. I looked, and realized that the Street rumor was the first trade rumor of the year. And it came on July 14th. By this time last year, the Pirates had...

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Pirates Are One of the Teams Who Have Asked About Huston Street
Jul14

Pirates Are One of the Teams Who Have Asked About Huston Street

Jon Heyman reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams interested in San Diego Padres reliever Huston Street. The article actually focuses on the Angels’ interest in Street, but talks about how the Pirates have checked in on him, and that the Orioles and Giants are speculated as possibilities. Street is under contract for $7 M this year, with a $7 M option in 2015. He has a 1.09 ERA in 33 innings this year, with a...

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Pirates Offered Luis Heredia and a Comp Pick For Bud Norris
Jun30

Pirates Offered Luis Heredia and a Comp Pick For Bud Norris

We often hear rumors around this time of year, saying that Team A is in on Player B. Sometimes those rumors include more details, such as certain prospect names. Most of the time, we don’t really know the full story, and the majority of rumors never amount to anything. It’s rare that we get complete information on trades. But that’s what we have today. Deadspin posted some hacked information from the Houston Astros,...

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The Latest on the Gregory Polanco Extension Talk
Jun28

The Latest on the Gregory Polanco Extension Talk

An extension for Gregory Polanco has been a hot topic this year. The Pirates made Polanco an offer during Spring Training, which was rejected. Earlier this week, Polanco said he was still open to negotiations on a deal. Jon Heyman has the latest on where the two sides stand, which apparently is still far apart. Heyman says that the Pirates have made a few offers for different lengths, including one believed to be a ten-year extension,...

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Pirates Still Discussing Extension With Gregory Polanco
Jun25

Pirates Still Discussing Extension With Gregory Polanco

Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com (via MLBTR) reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are still discussing a long-term extension with outfielder Gregory Polanco. About a month ago, it was reported that the Pirates offered Polanco a $25 M guaranteed deal, which would have bought out control of three of his free agent years. The deal reportedly had a total value of between $50-60 M. Rojas quotes Polanco (in Spanish), who says that the two...

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The Mystery Surrounding Alen Hanson’s Time Off
Jun25

The Mystery Surrounding Alen Hanson’s Time Off

Alen Hanson has been out for the past five games due to an unknown reason. John Dreker reported that it wasn’t injury related. Today, Cory Giger reported that Hanson was out due to undisclosed disciplinary reasons. SS Alen Hanson must be buried deep in doghouse since he's missing 5th straight game for #AltoonaCurve cause of undisclosed discipline issue. — Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) June 25, 2014 This is not the first time...

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