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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Justin Morneau “Drawing Interest” From Pirates
Jul31

Justin Morneau “Drawing Interest” From Pirates

Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau could be on the move, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles are two interested teams according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Heyman said on MLB Network that the 32-year-old was “drawing interest” from the Pirates, who could acquire Morneau as a rental to platoon with Gaby Sanchez and give Garrett Jones more at-bats in right field to improve offensive production...

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Pirates Don’t Seem Likely to Make a Trade Today
Jul31

Pirates Don’t Seem Likely to Make a Trade Today

Jayson Stark reports that the Pirates probably won’t do anything today, and that they will instead see what is available in August, according to teams that have been talking with them. Likelihood is growing that #Pirates won't do anything today & see what's out there in August, according to several teams talking with them — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 31, 2013 He also says in another Twitter update that a lot...

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Pirates Had Interest in Luke Gregerson, Who Isn’t Getting Traded
Jul31

Pirates Had Interest in Luke Gregerson, Who Isn’t Getting Traded

Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that the Pirates and the Red Sox are both “sniffing on” San Diego Padres reliever Luke Gregerson. Pirates and Red Sox two of the teams sniffing on Padres reliever Luke Gregerson. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 31, 2013 Gregerson has a 2.91 ERA in 43.1 innings this year, with an 8.1 K/9 and a 1.9 BB/9 ratio. Those numbers are in line with his career numbers. He’s been...

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Pirates Have No More Than Lukewarm Interest in Alex Rios
Jul31

Pirates Have No More Than Lukewarm Interest in Alex Rios

Yesterday it seemed like the Pirates were close to a deal with Alex Rios. By the end of the night a trade for Rios seemed unlikely. Then Rios hurt his foot, which pretty much sealed it. Jayson Stark reports today that the White Sox would like to move Rios today, but that it doesn’t look promising. He also says the Pirates and Rangers have no more than lukewarm interest. I know White Sox would like to move Rios today, but...

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Trade Values: David DeJesus
Jul31

Trade Values: David DeJesus

This morning Ken Rosenthal said that the Cubs were shopping David DeJesus and Nate Schierholtz. I did a trade value on Schierholtz a few weeks ago, noting that it would probably take a Grade B hitting prospect to land him. Let’s take a look at the value of DeJesus, which will provide a better opportunity to compare both players. NOTE: The purpose here isn’t to suggest the Pirates are offering this amount for these players.  The...

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