Joel Hanrahan Friday Rumors: Pirates Now Looking at Shortstops?

According to John Perrotto, now that the Pirates have agreed to terms with Francisco Liriano, they have switched their trade preference in return for closer Joel Hanrahan. He mentions they are looking at Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon, as well as Jose Iglesias, the shortstop from the Boston Red Sox Am told #Pirates now targeting #Dodgers SS Dee Gordon and #RedSox SS Jose Iglesias in Hanrahan trade talks now that Liriano is...

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Hanrahan is Boston’s Top Bullpen Target

Yesterday we heard from Jon Heyman that the Boston Red Sox were interested in closer Joel Hanrahan. The latest rumor on Hanrahan comes from the Boston Globe. Nick Cafardo of the Globe reports that Hanrahan “appears to be their top target”. He notes that the Red Sox tried to get Hanrahan in 2010, but couldn’t swing a deal. Cafardo speculates on some of the names involved, noting that the Red Sox may be willing to give...

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Joel Hanrahan Rumors: Dodgers, Red Sox, and Tigers Updates

Here are the latest Joel Hanrahan rumors: **Earlier today Rob Biertempfel reported that the Pirates are interested in Rick Porcello, but that the Detroit Tigers won’t deal him straight up for Hanrahan. **Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers and Red Sox are showing interest in Hanrahan. Heyman notes that the Dodgers have starting pitching in Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang. He also notes that a Red Sox package could...

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Pirates Pushing to Move Hanrahan

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports has the latest on Joel Hanrahan. People who have talked to the Pirates say they're pushing to move Hanrahan. Dodgers are one possibility. — Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) December 17, 2012 We’ve heard that the Pirates are shopping Hanrahan, which isn’t new. We’ve also heard Neal Huntington say that he’d be fine keeping Hanrahan and Jason Grilli in the same bullpen. I just...

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Tigers Not Interested in Joel Hanrahan

Danny Knobler has an update on the Detroit Tigers and starting pitcher Rick Porcello. He reports that the Angels are interested in Porcello, along with the Pirates, Rangers, and the Phillies before adding John Lannan. We’ve heard a lot about a possible Joel Hanrahan for Rick Porcello swap, but it doesn’t look like that would happen. Knobler reports the Tigers aren’t interested in Hanrahan, per his sources. Also,...

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Pirates Interested in Rick Porcello

The Detroit Tigers signed Anibal Sanchez today, which has led to a lot of speculation that Rick Porcello could become available in a trade. Jim Bowden reports that the Pirates are one of the teams interested in Porcello. http://twitter.com/JimBowdenESPNxm/status/279651457270177792 There’s been a lot of match making rumors involving the Pirates and the Tigers. A lot of that has to do with the Pirates looking for starters, the...

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