• Garrett Jones and the Orioles: Actual Rumors or Connecting the Dots?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are shopping Garrett Jones. The Baltimore Orioles are looking for a power bat. There are a lot of articles coming out about the Orioles possibly being interested in Jones. It's hard to tell if these are based on any actual discussions, or if it's a case of people connecting...

  • Pirates Interested in John Lannan

    Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are interested in left-hander John Lannan. The lefty was recently non-tendered by the Washington Nationals, and Biertempfel speculates that he could take a one year, $3 M deal. Lannan isn't the most attractive free agent option, but I've always felt he would make sense for...

  • Seattle Interested in Garrett Jones

      Seattle is interested in Garrett Jones. - Photo by Mark Olson Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that the Seattle Mariners have shown interest in Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones (via MLBTR). Baker says that the Mariners and Pirates have had talks in the weeks leading up to these...

  • Pirates Shopping Hanrahan to the Dodgers, Others?

    Earlier today Buster Olney had the following note about closer Joel Hanrahan in his daily article. If the Pirates are ready to trade Joel Hanrahan, the Dodgers are ready to discuss and have starting pitching to offer (like Chris Capuano). But the fact that Pittsburgh agreed to terms with Martin probably means that the...

  • Pirates Trying to Retain Grilli

    Ken Rosenthal has an update on the Pirates and Jason Grilli. https://mobile.twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/2745601049620848644 Grilli would probably require a two year deal. He'd be a great option for the Pirates as a closer if they deal Joel Hanrahan this off season. As a set up man he would be expensive for the Pirates, since...

  • Russell Martin Rumors: Thursday

    A few updates on Russell Martin today. **Yesterday we heard a report that the Pirates offered $25 M over three years. Later we heard that amount was high. George A. King III of The New York Post says that the Pirates offered two years initially, then moved to a three year, $22 M offer....

  • Report: Pirates Offering $25 M for Russell Martin

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has an update on the Russell Martin bidding, noting that the Pirates and Yankees seem to be the leaders in the race. He notes that the Pirates actually may have the high bid at the moment. Word going around is that the Pirates might come in with...

  • Pirates Interested in Russell Martin

    The catching market is weak this year, and the top free agent is Russell Martin. Ken Rosenthal has an update on the interest in Martin, and notes that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams who are interested. He notes that Martin is drawing "significant interest" from the Pirates, Rangers, and...

  • Brandon McCarthy, the Pirates, and the Off-Season Rumor Mill

    Earlier today, Brandon McCarthy had the following tweet to Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan. https://twitter.com/BMcCarthy32/status/268800118239674368 McCarthy mentioning that he was in Pittsburgh sparked the instant speculation that he might be on the Pirates' radar. That's usually how the rumor mill works during the off-season. The smallest thread connecting a player with a team...

  • The Market for Relievers — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, and Trades

    A look at the market for relievers through the free agent, non-tender, and trade markets.

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