Mike Napoli Signs With Boston
Dec06

Mike Napoli Signs With Boston

Earlier this week we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates viewed Mike Napoli as the perfect fit for first base. The rumor was kind of in the same way that Clayton Kershaw would be the perfect fit for the starting rotation. It’s true, but the odds of Napoli going to the Pirates were slim to none. Now they’re just none, as Napoli has re-signed with the Red Sox. Napoli two years, $32 million with #RedSox. — Ken Rosenthal...

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Pirates are Still Talking With A.J. Burnett
Dec06

Pirates are Still Talking With A.J. Burnett

Clint Hurdle was on 93.7 The Fan this afternoon and said that there is still a chance that the Pirates could sign the right-hander. Hurdle tells @937theFan the team is having dialogue with A.J. Burnett: "There's still a chance." Hurdle also said team has a deadline — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) December 6, 2013 This gives a good opportunity to analyze where Burnett currently stands. At the beginning of the...

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Garrett Jones Nearing a Deal With the Marlins
Dec06

Garrett Jones Nearing a Deal With the Marlins

The Miami Marlins are nearing a two year deal with Garrett Jones, according to Ken Rosenthal. Source: #Marlins closing in on 1B Garrett Jones. Could be two-year deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 6, 2013 This deal would almost certainly mean that Logan Morrison is available via trade. Earlier this week I wrote that the first base market is now looking like a buyer’s market. I think this set of moves only adds...

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Pirates are in on David Price Trade Market
Dec04

Pirates are in on David Price Trade Market

  Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says that the trade market for David Price is about to heat up, and names the Pittsburgh Pirates as a team that has an interest and that can put together a package to acquire Price. Passan also mentions the Mariners, Dodgers, Angels, Rangers, Diamondbacks, and Blue Jays. With all of those teams involved, it doesn’t seem that the Pirates would be any sort of favorites. In fact, Passan says that...

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James Loney’s Asking Price a Reminder of Russell Martin
Dec04

James Loney’s Asking Price a Reminder of Russell Martin

Today we heard that James Loney is the top target for the Pirates at first base. In that article I posted an update from Jeff Passan that Loney was seeking three years and $27-30 M per year. Source: James Loney started offseason seeking a four-year, $40M deal. Belief is he's now seeking something in the three-year, $27-30M range. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 4, 2013 What a player is asking for and what a player...

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James Loney Emerging as the Top Choice For the Pirates
Dec04

James Loney Emerging as the Top Choice For the Pirates

Jayson Stark of ESPN says that clubs who have talked to the Pirates believe that James Loney is emerging as their top choice. Clubs that have talked to #Pirates believe James Loney emerging as their top choice at 1B. Heard they've also asked on Adam Lind & Moreland — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 4, 2013 Stark mentions Adam Lind and Mitch Moreland, who would both require trades. Lind is under contract for $7 M in...

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