Pirates Among Teams That Scouted Ian Kennedy Last Night
Jul19

Pirates Among Teams That Scouted Ian Kennedy Last Night

The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams who scouted San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy last night, according to Ken Rosenthal. #Pirates, #Royals among teams that scouted #Padres’ Kennedy last night. Pirates looking for SP and RP. Royals keeping all options open. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 19, 2014 I really liked Ian Kennedy as a trade option last year. He was having a down year in Arizona, and ended up getting...

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Huston Street Traded to the Angels; Shows Overpriced Market For Closers
Jul18

Huston Street Traded to the Angels; Shows Overpriced Market For Closers

Huston Street was traded to the Los Angeles Angels tonight, as first reported by Jim Bowden. The deal is a six player move, and some parts are still unknown. What we do know is that Street and a minor leaguer will go to the Angels, while Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon, and one other minor leaguer will go to the Padres. Lindsey came into the year as the top prospect in the Angels’ system, and was rated a top 100...

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Looking at the Pirates Trade Needs on a Quiet Market; Should the Deadline Be Moved?
Jul18

Looking at the Pirates Trade Needs on a Quiet Market; Should the Deadline Be Moved?

Is it just me, or has the leadup to the 2014 trade deadline been quiet this year? When a rumor came out last week that the Pittsburgh Pirates were checking on Huston Street, it occurred to me that I hadn’t used the “News and Rumors” section of the site in some time. I looked, and realized that the Street rumor was the first trade rumor of the year. And it came on July 14th. By this time last year, the Pirates had...

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Pirates Are One of the Teams Who Have Asked About Huston Street
Jul14

Pirates Are One of the Teams Who Have Asked About Huston Street

Jon Heyman reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams interested in San Diego Padres reliever Huston Street. The article actually focuses on the Angels’ interest in Street, but talks about how the Pirates have checked in on him, and that the Orioles and Giants are speculated as possibilities. Street is under contract for $7 M this year, with a $7 M option in 2015. He has a 1.09 ERA in 33 innings this year, with a...

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Pirates Offered Luis Heredia and a Comp Pick For Bud Norris
Jun30

Pirates Offered Luis Heredia and a Comp Pick For Bud Norris

We often hear rumors around this time of year, saying that Team A is in on Player B. Sometimes those rumors include more details, such as certain prospect names. Most of the time, we don’t really know the full story, and the majority of rumors never amount to anything. It’s rare that we get complete information on trades. But that’s what we have today. Deadspin posted some hacked information from the Houston Astros,...

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The Latest on the Gregory Polanco Extension Talk
Jun28

The Latest on the Gregory Polanco Extension Talk

An extension for Gregory Polanco has been a hot topic this year. The Pirates made Polanco an offer during Spring Training, which was rejected. Earlier this week, Polanco said he was still open to negotiations on a deal. Jon Heyman has the latest on where the two sides stand, which apparently is still far apart. Heyman says that the Pirates have made a few offers for different lengths, including one believed to be a ten-year extension,...

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