Pirates Interested in Shaun Marcum

Earlier this evening, Jon Morosi reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates were still talking with Francisco Liriano. Morosi followed up with a tweet noting that the Pirates were one of the teams interested in free agent Shaun Marcum. Shaun Marcum, free agent starter, is drawing interest from Padres, Pirates and Rangers, sources say. @MLBONFOX — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 14, 2013 It would seem that the Pirates aren’t...

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Pirates and Francisco Liriano Still Talking

Jon Morosi has an update on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Francisco Liriano: #Pirates and Francisco Liriano still talking, source says, after injury issue arose and put two-year agreement on hold. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 14, 2013 Liriano was a risk on a two-year deal prior to his recent injury. I’m not sure that the recent injury would do much to change that. It would only serve as a reminder that he could be...

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What Would Justin Upton Cost the Pirates?

It seems like Justin Upton has been on the block forever. There has been talk that Arizona could deal him in each of the last two off-seasons. There was also talk during the year that Upton could be on the block, and the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams linked to him. Up until now it didn’t seem like that talk was very serious. The whole situation seemed confusing. Arizona wanted immediate help, but at the same time they...

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Injury Delays Liriano Deal

According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, Francisco Liriano’s two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates hasn’t been finalized due to the fact he injured his non-throwing arm. According to Biertempfel, the Pirates continue to talk to Liriano’s agent and no deal is imminent. The two sides initially agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M deal on December 21st.   LHP Francisco Liriano injured right arm in Dec. #Pirates...

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Joel Hanrahan News: Sunday

The Joel Hanrahan deal to the Red Sox still hasn’t been completed and it may not be done for a few days at least. After a night of suspense that ended with no new confirmed details after 5PM, we have word from Jon Heyman that there are still discussions going on about the final player or two, and the Pirates and Red Sox might not get a deal done until after Christmas. Boston reliever Mark Melancon is still a strong possibility...

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Pirates and Red Sox Agree on Hanrahan Deal

According to ESPN Boston, sources say a deal sending Joel Hanrahan to the Red Sox is close. No names are mentioned in the article, but yesterday we heard that the Pirates were interested in shortstop Jose Iglesias.   We will continue to keep you updates on any news from today in this article.   Boston Red Sox closer to deal with Pittsburgh Pirates for closer Joel Hanrahan, sources say http://t.co/STipUHyo — ESPNBoston...

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