Pirates Leaning Toward Staying In-House For Right Field
Dec09

Pirates Leaning Toward Staying In-House For Right Field

Last week I wrote that it looked like the Pirates were going to stay internal for right field in 2014. Neal Huntington all but confirmed that in his meeting with the media today, as reported by Rob Biertempfel. #pirates GM Huntington on right field situation: "We're leaning toward staying in-house." — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 9, 2013 The Pirates traded for Jaff Decker a few weeks ago, adding one...

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A.J. Burnett Still Undecided About Retirement
Dec09

A.J. Burnett Still Undecided About Retirement

Over the last few days we’ve gotten an indication that A.J. Burnett was still deciding between retiring and returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ken Rosenthal reports that Burnett is still undecided on that decision. Free-agent RHP A.J. Burnett still undecided about whether he wants to continue his career. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2013 This isn’t a big surprise, but it is significant because...

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Pirates Discussing Multiple Trade Options For First Base
Dec09

Pirates Discussing Multiple Trade Options For First Base

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are discussing multiple trade options for their first base vacancy. Pirates discussing multiple trade options for first base vacancy, including Adam Lind and Logan Morrison, sources say. @FOXSports1 — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 9, 2013 Morosi mentions Adam Lind and Logan Morrison. Last week we heard that James Loney was emerging as the top choice for the Pirates,...

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Pirates Have Kept in Contact With Clint Barmes
Dec09

Pirates Have Kept in Contact With Clint Barmes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have kept in contact with Clint Barmes, according to Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette. #Pirates, who seek a defensive-minded SS to pair with Jordy Mercer, have kept in touch with Clint Barmes, source says. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) December 9, 2013 The Pirates look to be going with Jordy Mercer as the starting shortstop next year, which makes sense as he posted a 1.4 WAR in about half a season’s worth of...

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Pirates Plan to Meet With Bronson Arroyo’s Agent
Dec09

Pirates Plan to Meet With Bronson Arroyo’s Agent

Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had checked in on Bronson Arroyo. Buster Olney reports today that they plan to meet with Arroyo’s agent. https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/410057277811331074 Rob Biertempfel, who broke the original news on Arroyo, says that the right-hander is very interested in the Pirates. https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/410057931736895489 The news on Arroyo indicates that the...

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Zack Thornton is an Option For the Astros in the Rule 5 Draft
Dec09

Zack Thornton is an Option For the Astros in the Rule 5 Draft

The Houston Astros pick first in the 2013 Rule 5 draft on Thursday, and according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, they have narrowed their list to ten players for that first choice. One of those players, according to Drellich, is Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Zack Thornton. The Pirates acquired Thornton last December in a trade that sent Chris Resop to the Oakland Athletics. He started his season in Bradenton, but quickly...

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