Pirates in the Mix For Ike Davis
Dec11

Pirates in the Mix For Ike Davis

Jim Duquette reports that the Pirates are still in the mix for New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis, along with Tampa Bay and Milwaukee. Teams still in the mix for Ike Davis : Pitt, Milw, and Tampa – asking for a pitching prospect in return — Jim Duquette (@Jim_Duquette) December 11, 2013 Those are the three teams actively seeking first base options. They’re all in on James Loney, although reports from all three...

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Pirates Unlikely to Make Rule 5 Pick; Could Lose Zack Thornton
Dec11

Pirates Unlikely to Make Rule 5 Pick; Could Lose Zack Thornton

The Rule 5 draft caps off the 2013 Winter Meetings tomorrow afternoon. Last year was the first year under Neal Huntington that the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t make a pick. Their 40-man roster is full, and Rob Biertempfel reports that Huntington says they aren’t likely to make a pick again this year. With full 40-man roster, #Pirates GM said team not likely to make a Rule 5 pickup tomorrow morning. — Rob Biertempfel...

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Mariners Sign Corey Hart, Acquire Logan Morrison
Dec11

Mariners Sign Corey Hart, Acquire Logan Morrison

The Seattle Mariners will sign Corey Hart to a one year deal, according to Jon Heyman. corey hart is headed for #mariners, according to sources. 1 year deal. will likely bat behind cano. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2013 That takes one first base option and one team looking for a first baseman off the market. Milwaukee was waiting on Hart before deciding what to do with their first base position. Earlier today it...

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Pirates Requested Medicals on Johan Santana
Dec11

Pirates Requested Medicals on Johan Santana

As I mentioned yesterday, we’re probably going to hear a lot of rumors saying “the Pittsburgh Pirates have expressed interest in (insert bounce back pitcher here)”. That’s mostly due to the indecision from A.J. Burnett, and the fact that the Pirates would need to look at other options to be prepared if Burnett retires. Today’s bounce back pitcher of note is Johan Santana. Andrew Marchland of ESPN New York...

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First Base Rumor Roundup: Wednesday
Dec11

First Base Rumor Roundup: Wednesday

It seems that the first base position is in a holding pattern, with teams exploring their options while waiting for player prices to come down. The Brewers, Rays, and Mariners are all looking for first base help, and if any of those teams make a move it could impact who the Pirates end up with. Here are this morning’s updates from around the league. **Jon Heyman reports that Milwaukee is waiting for a response from Corey Hart on...

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Pirates Have Shown Interest in Jason Hammel
Dec10

Pirates Have Shown Interest in Jason Hammel

Jon Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel. Jason Hammel has received interest from Cubs, Pirates, Royals, Braves, source says. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 10, 2013 Morosi mentions the Cubs, Royals, and Braves have also expressed interest in the right-hander. I’d imagine the Pirates will be connected to a lot of starting pitchers with A.J. Burnett’s...

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