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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Jeff Samardzija to Pirates? Cubs Have Listened to Trade Offers
Jul31

Jeff Samardzija to Pirates? Cubs Have Listened to Trade Offers

The Chicago Cubs have listened to teams about trading starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, according to Peter Gammons on MLB Network. “They weren’t getting what they thought they were getting,” said Gammons, who added that the Cubs tried to sign Samardzija to an extension. There is a chance the Pirates could be talking with the Cubs about Samardzija, according to the Chicago Tribune‘s Phil Rogers. Clint Hurdle and...

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Pirates Believed to be Interested in Marlon Byrd
Jul31

Pirates Believed to be Interested in Marlon Byrd

Joel Sherman of the NY Post reports that the Mets are starting to get interest in Marlon Byrd, and that the Pirates are believed to be one of the interested teams. #Mets suddenly are some hits on Byrd, have made counteroffers, will see if anyone budges. #Pirates believed 1 of interested teams. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2013 There hasn’t been much talk on Byrd, outside of him being on most wish lists....

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