Wei-Chung Wang Makes the Brewers’ Opening Day Roster
Mar25

Wei-Chung Wang Makes the Brewers’ Opening Day Roster

It appears that the Milwaukee Brewers will go with left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang on their Opening Day roster. The Pittsburgh Pirates lost Wang in the Rule 5 draft in the Winter and at least for now, he seems to have overcome the long odds of a player jumping from the Gulf Coast League directly to the majors. On Tuesday afternoon, the Brewers informed Zach Duke that he made the Opening Day roster and they also sent out pitcher Rob...

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Update On Wei-Chung Wang and His Chance To Make Brewers
Mar24

Update On Wei-Chung Wang and His Chance To Make Brewers

In December, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang in the Rule V draft to the Milwaukee Brewers. At the time, it seemed unlikely he would stick. He had one season of minor league experience and that was in the Gulf Coast League. Wang needed Tommy John surgery and the Pirates realized that after he signed, voided his contract and resigned him to a second deal. When they did that, it meant that Wang would be...

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Pirates Tried to Extend Starling Marte Through the 2020 Season
Mar24

Pirates Tried to Extend Starling Marte Through the 2020 Season

Over the weekend we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates tried to extend outfielder Starling Marte, but that Marte has turned down two extension attempts. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Pirates tried to extend Marte for six years, which would start after his one year deal in 2014. That extension would put Marte under team control through the 2020 season. The extension would have covered Marte’s final league minimum year,...

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Pirates Possibly Looking At Didi Gregorius
Mar24

Pirates Possibly Looking At Didi Gregorius

According to Jon Morosi, the Pittsburgh Pirates have had trade discussions with the Arizona Diamondbacks for shortstop Didi Gregorius. There were no details from Morosi on what the Diamondbacks could be looking for as a possible return, though they do need starting pitching. Gregorius is a 24-year-old, who hit .252/.332/.373 in 103 games last year, his first full season in the majors.  Gregorius also played briefly for the Cincinnati...

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Pirates Won’t Trade For a Catcher Following Chris Stewart’s Surgery
Mar21

Pirates Won’t Trade For a Catcher Following Chris Stewart’s Surgery

When asked whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would consider adding a backup catcher in light of Chris Stewart’s recent surgery, Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington responded with a quick “no”. “Never really was a choice, unless Chris was going to be out for the majority of the season,” Huntington said. “If it was a short-term loss, then Tony was going to be the guy. Absolutely have complete...

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Pirates Shopping Jose Tabata; Snider and Mazzaro Could Be Available
Mar18

Pirates Shopping Jose Tabata; Snider and Mazzaro Could Be Available

Rob Biertempfel tweets this morning that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been shopping outfielder Jose Tabata. #Pirates shopping RF Jose Tabata. Will be interesting to see if there are any takers with three years, $12.25M left on contract. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) March 18, 2014 As Biertempfel points out, a trade might be difficult, since Tabata is set to make $12.25 M over the next three seasons. He will make $3 M this...

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