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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Brian Wilson a possibility for Pirates?
Jul25

Brian Wilson a possibility for Pirates?

According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Pirates were one of a number of teams “represented” at a throwing session in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon featuring former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. Reports from a scout detail Wilson, coming off the second Tommy John surgery of his career, throwing between 90-93 miles per hour and saying Wilson is “not far away” after not pitching in a game in...

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Nate Schierholtz and Alex Rios Top the Pirates’ Wish List
Jul25

Nate Schierholtz and Alex Rios Top the Pirates’ Wish List

It looks like right field is the priority for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago (via MLBTR) says that the Pirates have been watching outfielder Nate Schierholtz for more than a month. He also says that they have had Schierholtz and Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios at the top of their wish list. We’ve heard about the Pirates being interested in both outfielders. Rob Biertempfel of the Trib reported about...

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The High Asking Price For Alexei Ramirez
Jul24

The High Asking Price For Alexei Ramirez

We’ve heard the Pittsburgh Pirates loosely linked to Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez this year. Today, Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune (via MLBTR) said that the White Sox turned down a trade offer from the Cardinals which would have sent right-hander Carlos Martinez to the White Sox for Ramirez. Baseball America had Martinez as the 24th best prospect in the game in their mid-season rankings. They had Jameson...

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