Pirates Have Been Scouting Nate Schierholtz For the Last Month
Jul30

Pirates Have Been Scouting Nate Schierholtz For the Last Month

We’ve heard the Pirates connected to Nate Schierholtz a lot in the last few weeks. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago says that the Cubs are pondering moves for several players, including Schierholtz. He doesn’t say that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been talking with the Cubs for Schierholtz, but he does say that the Pirates have been scouting the outfielder for the last 30 days. Levine notes that Schierholtz isn’t a star...

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An Alex Rios Trade to the Pirates Now Seems Unlikely
Jul30

An Alex Rios Trade to the Pirates Now Seems Unlikely

Dave Kaplan of CSN Chicago says the Pirates and the White Sox sound close on a trade for Alex Rios. Sounds like White Sox and Pirates are getting close on a deal for Alex Rios. Cash being worked on. Not sure if they can find a middle ground — David Kaplan (@thekapman) July 30, 2013 Kaplan doesn’t make it sound like a deal is a guarantee, since he says he’s not sure if the two teams can come to a middle ground on the...

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Pirates Unlikely to Trade For Bud Norris
Jul30

Pirates Unlikely to Trade For Bud Norris

Jeff Passan has a few updates on Bud Norris, who was recently scratched from his start tonight with the Houston Astros, indicating he’s close to being traded. Sources: Bud Norris very likely to be dealt today, and Pittsburgh could be landing spot. Package built around Tyler Glasnow makes sense. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2013 Astros scratched Bud Norris from his start today. Pirates won't deal Gregory Polanco...

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White Sox Asking For Top Prospects For Rios; Have Interest in Dickerson
Jul30

White Sox Asking For Top Prospects For Rios; Have Interest in Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox have been linked in the Alex Rios and Alexei Ramirez trade discussions all throughout the trade season. Today Travis Sawchik and Rob Biertempfel reported that the White Sox asked for Jameson Taillon or Gregory Polanco for Rios. Also, per @BiertempfelTrib, the White Sox asked for Taillon or Polanco for Rios. They were quickly told 'no' by Pirates — Travis Sawchik...

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Brian Wilson Signs With the Dodgers
Jul30

Brian Wilson Signs With the Dodgers

Yesterday we heard the Pirates were front runners to sign Brian Wilson. Today Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have taken the lead in the Wilson race. The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013 The updates yesterday said the Pirates were one of the front runners, with Arizona, San Francisco, and Los Angeles...

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Pirates Considered Strong Front Runners For Brian Wilson
Jul29

Pirates Considered Strong Front Runners For Brian Wilson

Bob Nightengale of USA Today has an update on Brian Wilson. Former #SFGiants closer Brian Wilson has 5 offers-from 4 NL teams and 1 AL team with #Pirates and #Dbacks considered strong front runners. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 29, 2013 We heard about Wilson last Thursday. Nate Barnes wrote about him here. I talked about how you can never have too much depth, and while the Pirates don’t need him, it definitely...

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