• Pirates Looking For a Bat, Bidding on Victorino

    Following the trade for Wandy Rodriguez, the Pittsburgh Pirates are now going for a hitter. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports that the Pirates are seeking help at first base or the outfield. Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pirates asked for Shane Victorino, but talks were hung up when Philadelphia asked for...

  • Justin Upton Unlikely to be Traded

    Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic has an update on Justin Upton, noting that it is unlikely the Arizona outfielder will be dealt. Arizona owner Ken Kendricks noted in the article that it is a "reasonable assumption" that Upton will be with the team the rest of the season. He also offered...

  • MLB Trade Season Begins With Three Big Deals Around the League

    Typically the week leading up to the July 31st trade deadline sees the most trades. Usually you see a few deals spread out during the week, with the majority of trades taking place the final two days. That hasn't been the case today. We saw our first big trades made during the...

  • Padres Asking Pirates For a Significant Package of Prospects For Headley

    Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the San Diego Padres are asking the Pittsburgh Pirates for a significant package of prospects for Chase Headley. Olney mentions that they've asked the same from all teams. A month ago we looked at Headley's trade value, putting him at $19.56 M over the next three...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Trade Deadline Preview

    The 2012 MLB Trade Deadline is a little over a week away. For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be buyers at the deadline. This year's team looks much stronger than last year's team, and looks more likely to sustain the success we've seen over the first four...

  • Pirates Inquired about B.J. Upton, Billy Butler, and Shane Victorino

    In his Sunday column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that the Pirates may have interest in the other Upton brother, this time B.J. from the Tampa Rays.  He also mentions that they inquired about Billy Butler (1B) from the Royals and Shane Victorino (OF) from the Phillies.  These little snippets...

  • Jayson Stark: Pirates Asking About A Lot of Hitters

    Jayson Stark has a lot of trade discussions this morning, including a few mentions of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Stark mentions that "if there's a hitter who might have even a remote short of getting traded, the Pirates have asked about him". That shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who has seen the...

  • Pirates Interested in Paul Maholm

    The Pittsburgh Pirates may be interested in bringing Paul Maholm back.

  • Thursday Trade Rumors: Middle of the Order Bat, Quentin, Stephen Drew

    Here are the latest trade rumors, with any additional rumors being added to the bottom throughout the day. **Jim Bowden reports that the Pirates are aggressively trying to land a middle of the order bat. He also notes that Neal Huntington's first choice is Justin Upton, but says that Huntington would have...

  • Justin Upton Trade Rumors: Wednesday

    Here are the latest rumors on Justin Upton, with any updates throughout the day added at the bottom. **Last night, Buster Olney had the following tweet about how the Pirates match up with Arizona. http://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/225362802406203392 When they say shortstop help, I don't think they're talking Clint Barmes. The upper level options the...

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