Qualifying Offer For Free Agents Reportedly Increases
Oct11

Qualifying Offer For Free Agents Reportedly Increases

Joel Sherman of the NY Post hears that the qualifying offer for pending free agents will increase this year to $14.1 M, up from $13.3 M. I heard qualifying offer for free agents this offseason is going to be $14.1M, up from $13.3M last year. Impacts Cano, Grandy, etc #Yankees — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 11, 2013 If you’re unfamiliar with the process, teams can issue a qualifying offer to a player who is about to...

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Pirates Still Trying For Justin Morneau
Aug31

Pirates Still Trying For Justin Morneau

Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are still trying for Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. Sources close to team: Bucs "Trying like hell" to land Morneau. Player cost is too high for one month. Bucs would eat salary, though. — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) August 31, 2013 The Pirates were willing to give up a high player cost for Marlon Byrd, so they must not see Morneau as the...

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Pirates Have Been the Most Aggressive Team Claiming Players
Aug29

Pirates Have Been the Most Aggressive Team Claiming Players

Here is an interesting note from Danny Knobler of CBS Sports: Orioles active on waiver wire, but teams say the Pirates have been the most aggressive claiming team this month. — Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) August 29, 2013 The reference to the Orioles follows the news that they won claims on Josh Willingham and Michael Morse. However, the note on the Pirates is the most relevant here. Obviously we know that the Pirates...

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Kendrys Morales Remains With Seattle
Aug29

Kendrys Morales Remains With Seattle

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports that Kendrys Morales has been claimed off waivers by an unknown team. Kendrys Morales has been claimed on trade waivers, source says. If a trade is coming, it will happen this week. @FOXSports1 — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 26, 2013 It is not known which team was awarded the claim on Morales. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 26, 2013 Whoever the team is, they’d have two days to...

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Pirates Looking at Justin Morneau After Byrd Trade
Aug27

Pirates Looking at Justin Morneau After Byrd Trade

The Pirates might not be done trading. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that they are still looking at Justin Morneau after the addition of Marlon Byrd this afternoon. Heyman says that the Twins would be willing to pay some of the $3 M that Morneau is owed over the final month of the year. He also says that while the Pirates paid a lot today for a rental in Byrd, they’ve deemed the requests from the Twins as too high. I’ve...

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Marlon Byrd Claimed By Unknown Team on Waivers
Aug27

Marlon Byrd Claimed By Unknown Team on Waivers

UPDATE: The Pirates have acquired Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash considerations for infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Marlon Byrd has been claimed on waivers by an unknown team, and that the New York Mets could try and trade him. Yesterday we heard a similar report on Kendrys Morales. The difference here is that Byrd is in the NL, which means he only has to pass about...

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