Pirates Have Some Interest in Morneau; Yankees Not Discussing Deal
Aug21

Pirates Have Some Interest in Morneau; Yankees Not Discussing Deal

Last night I wrote about some of the conflicting reports surrounding Justin Morneau. Jon Morosi wrote that Morneau doesn’t think he will be traded. Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press felt that the Pirates were the best bet if Morneau is traded. There was another report out of Minnesota from Darren Wolfson that said the Yankees are back in it. This morning, Buster Olney reported that the Yankees are not discussing a possible...

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Justin Morneau Clears Waivers
Aug14

Justin Morneau Clears Waivers

Prior to the trade deadline we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had expressed interest in Justin Morneau, but that the Minnesota Twins were planning on shopping him in August. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Morneau has cleared waivers, which allows him to be traded to any team without restrictions. Major league official tells me Justin Morneau has cleared waivers. #mntwins now free to discuss trade with 29...

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Alex Rios Acquired by Texas Rangers
Aug09

Alex Rios Acquired by Texas Rangers

Outfielder Alex Rios finally found a trade destination. The Chicago White Sox have traded Rios and $1 million to the Texas Rangers for cash or a player to be named later, as first reported by CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes. Rios was reportedly near the top of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ trade deadline wish list. After the July 31 deadline, the Pirates were too low on the waiver wire to claim Rios before the Rangers did. Reports had...

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Pirates GM Neal Huntington Talks Deadline: 13 Most Important Points
Jul31

Pirates GM Neal Huntington Talks Deadline: 13 Most Important Points

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he was “willing to do something stupid” at the MLB Trade Deadline, but not “insane.” The prevailing sentiment from his post-deadline press conference Wednesday was that he made many offers for trades big and small, but the asking price of prospects ended up being too high. So Huntington and the Bucs held steady. “There’s no question we forced the...

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Pirates Aren’t Meeting the Cubs Demands For Outfielders
Jul31

Pirates Aren’t Meeting the Cubs Demands For Outfielders

Ken Rosenthal says that the Chicago Cubs are expected to move either Nate Schierholtz or David DeJesus, and that the Pirates are in on both. Source: #Cubs expect to move either DeJesus or Schierholtz. DeJesus might be more likely; Schierholtz fits vs. RHPs in ’14. #Pirates on both — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2013 We’ve heard Schierholtz mentioned a lot, but this is the first time this year that DeJesus has...

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Pirates Tried to Trade For Mark Trumbo, Which Isn’t Happening
Jul31

Pirates Tried to Trade For Mark Trumbo, Which Isn’t Happening

Earlier today there was a report from Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times that the Pirates inquired on Mark Trumbo and might be willing to part with a young starting pitcher. Heard rumblings that #Pirates inquired about #Angels 1B Mark Trumbo and might be willing to part with young SP; not sure if it has legs. — Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 31, 2013 It seems that those talks have gone nowhere. Jon Heyman reports that the...

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