Justin Upton Rumors: Wednesday

A lot of Justin Upton rumors over the last 24 hours from Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. **Yesterday, Piecoro said that the Pittsburgh Pirates were interested in Upton, but that they don’t match up well with the Diamondbacks. **Piecoro also said in that article that the Diamondbacks still valued Upton as a star, and wouldn’t move him for 75 cents on the dollar. **Today, Piecoro looks at the reasoning behind trading...

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How Much Trade Value Does Brad Lincoln Have?

Yesterday, Rob Biertempfel reported that Arizona and San Diego had some degree of interest in Brad Lincoln for deals for Justin Upton and Carlos Quentin. Lincoln has been putting up strong numbers this year, mostly out of the bullpen, although he’s also shown the ability to start, if needed. He’s got five years of control remaining after this season, and will likely be Super Two eligible in 2014, as he will finish the 2012...

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Monday Trade Rumors: Upton, Quentin, Prospects

Catching up on some Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors today. **Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Pirates, Reds, Indians and others have expressed interest in Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres. We’ve heard the Pirates connected to Quentin before. Heyman mentions that the Padres would have to get a return that would be better than a compensation pick, although I don’t think Quentin would be a candidate for a pick....

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Pirates Interested in Justin Upton

Yesterday we heard from Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports that the Pittsburgh Pirates were interested in Carlos Quentin and Shane Victorino. Today, Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that the Pirates are also interested in Justin Upton. Upton is considered one of the best young players in the game. He’s also under team control through the 2015 season. Morosi mentions that Upton would cost a lot, and that the question is...

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Rosenthal: Victorino Could Be a Fit For Pirates; Bucs Very High On Quentin

In Ken Rosenthal’s latest Full Count, he has two updates on the Pittsburgh Pirates as we approach the trade deadline. The first update (starting at the 2:06 mark) says Shane Victorino would be a fit for the Pirates, and that they have interest in him. Rosenthal mentions the Dodgers, Reds, Yankees, and the Indians as other possible fits. To get an idea of what Victorino would cost on the open market, here is a look at his trade...

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Neal Huntington: The Most Likely GM to Make a Trade?

  Jonah Keri at Grantland did a study on the current active General Managers in the game, and how many trades each has made on average per year since 2002. Keri broke down the trades in two sections. One section looked at June and July, while the other section only focused on July. At the top of both lists was Pittsburgh Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington. In the June/July section, Huntington averaged 7.3 trades per...

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