Pirates Have No More Than Lukewarm Interest in Alex Rios
Jul31

Pirates Have No More Than Lukewarm Interest in Alex Rios

Yesterday it seemed like the Pirates were close to a deal with Alex Rios. By the end of the night a trade for Rios seemed unlikely. Then Rios hurt his foot, which pretty much sealed it. Jayson Stark reports today that the White Sox would like to move Rios today, but that it doesn’t look promising. He also says the Pirates and Rangers have no more than lukewarm interest. I know White Sox would like to move Rios today, but...

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Trade Values: David DeJesus
Jul31

Trade Values: David DeJesus

This morning Ken Rosenthal said that the Cubs were shopping David DeJesus and Nate Schierholtz. I did a trade value on Schierholtz a few weeks ago, noting that it would probably take a Grade B hitting prospect to land him. Let’s take a look at the value of DeJesus, which will provide a better opportunity to compare both players. NOTE: The purpose here isn’t to suggest the Pirates are offering this amount for these players.  The...

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Pirates Have No Plans to Trade Tyler Glasnow
Jul31

Pirates Have No Plans to Trade Tyler Glasnow

Earlier today Jeff Passan speculated that Tyler Glasnow would be a good return for Bud Norris. While it seemed like speculation, the fact that Passan mentioned Glasnow twice, and specifically went to him, made it seem like it could be something more. It would have been a total 180 of what the Pirates have done the last few years, where they don’t over-pay in prospects for marginal talent. Passan reports tonight that Glasnow...

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Pirates Have Been Scouting Nate Schierholtz For the Last Month
Jul30

Pirates Have Been Scouting Nate Schierholtz For the Last Month

We’ve heard the Pirates connected to Nate Schierholtz a lot in the last few weeks. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago says that the Cubs are pondering moves for several players, including Schierholtz. He doesn’t say that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been talking with the Cubs for Schierholtz, but he does say that the Pirates have been scouting the outfielder for the last 30 days. Levine notes that Schierholtz isn’t a star...

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An Alex Rios Trade to the Pirates Now Seems Unlikely
Jul30

An Alex Rios Trade to the Pirates Now Seems Unlikely

Dave Kaplan of CSN Chicago says the Pirates and the White Sox sound close on a trade for Alex Rios. Sounds like White Sox and Pirates are getting close on a deal for Alex Rios. Cash being worked on. Not sure if they can find a middle ground — David Kaplan (@thekapman) July 30, 2013 Kaplan doesn’t make it sound like a deal is a guarantee, since he says he’s not sure if the two teams can come to a middle ground on the...

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Pirates Unlikely to Trade For Bud Norris
Jul30

Pirates Unlikely to Trade For Bud Norris

Jeff Passan has a few updates on Bud Norris, who was recently scratched from his start tonight with the Houston Astros, indicating he’s close to being traded. Sources: Bud Norris very likely to be dealt today, and Pittsburgh could be landing spot. Package built around Tyler Glasnow makes sense. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2013 Astros scratched Bud Norris from his start today. Pirates won't deal Gregory Polanco...

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