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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Recapping Today’s Trade Rumors With About an Hour to Go
Jul31

Recapping Today’s Trade Rumors With About an Hour to Go

There have been a ton of rumors today after a really slow build up to the trade deadline. Apparently someone forgot to turn the hot stove on until last night. However, there hasn’t been much action for the Pirates. There are a lot of names being thrown around, but nothing that sounds close to a deal. It’s almost like the situation my college roommate and I would get in near exam time. We’d have a deadline, and...

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Bud Norris Traded to the Orioles For Hoes
Jul31

Bud Norris Traded to the Orioles For Hoes

A few rumors on the Bud Norris front just came out. Jayson Stark says the Astros seem to be collecting final offers and that the price is still high. #Astros seem to be collecting final offers on Bud Norris. Price still high. #Orioles still interested. One dark horse could be #SFGiants — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 31, 2013 Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle says that the Pirates are still linked, along with Baltimore and...

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Trade Values: Jeff Samardzija
Jul31

Trade Values: Jeff Samardzija

Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were really interested in Jeff Samardzija. James Santelli broke down the rumors, noting that the Pirates like Samardzija more than other teams. He also provided his thoughts on the deal in that article. Here is the value of Samardzija, with my analysis and thoughts on him below. NOTE: The purpose here isn’t to suggest the Pirates are offering this amount for these players.  The...

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