Pirates Not Pursuing Chase Headley

UPDATE 2:28 PM: Jon Morosi reports that the Pirates are not actively pursuing Chase Headley at this point. UPDATE 1:00 PM: Jon Morosi says that the asking price for Headley is still high with three hours to go. 11:29 AM: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has the latest on Chase Headley: with 4 hours 40 mins to go, hear it's still 50-50 whether chase headley is dealt. cle bal pit oak nyy (longshot) #padres — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS)...

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Pirates Focused on Bullpen and Bench Help

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Pittsburgh Pirates will be focusing on their bullpen and bench after they filled their outfield spot with Travis Snider last night. He points out that they didn’t deal Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, which likely rules out options such as Shin-Soo Choo, and others who would require a top prospect today. One trend to note: the Pirates have added a cheap reliever around the deadline in each...

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Reed Johnson Traded, But Not to the Pirates

UPDATE 11:03 PM: Johnson goes to the Braves, along with Paul Maholm, per Jon Morosi. UPDATE 10:35 PM: Bill Brink reports that the Pirates weren’t the team to add Johnson. UPDATE 10:33 PM: Rob Biertempfel reports that it is unlikely the Pirates have acquired Johnson. UPDATE 10:31 PM: Ken Rosenthal reports that Johnson and Soto were in separate deals. UPDATE 10:27 PM: Jon Heyman reports that Johnson has been traded, but that...

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Pirates Don’t Seem Alive on Victorino

Ken Rosenthal had the following tweet this morning about the Pittsburgh Pirates and Shane Victorino. Things can change quickly over next 31 hours, but #Pirates did not seem alive on Victorino as of late last night. #Phillies — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2012 As Rosenthal notes, things could change between now and tomorrow’s deadline. The news is a bit surprising, as we’ve heard the Pirates connected to...

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Pirates Inquired about Shin-Soo Choo

According to Rob Biertempel on Twitter (via MLBTR), the Indians and Pirates have discussed the particulars of a trade for Shin-Soo Choo.  Biertempel speculates that the Pirates would have to part with Starling Marte to make the trade happen. Choo has one year of team control left in 2013 before heading to free agency as a Scott Boras client.  The 30 year-old Choo has a .295/.382/.489 triple slash line this year with 12 HR’s....

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Saturday Trade Rumors: Victorino, Headley, Marte, Padres, West Virginia

A few days remaining until the trade deadline. Here are the rumors from Saturday. **Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the trade buzz surrounding Shane Victorino has picked up. Salisbury names the Pirates, Reds, Dodgers, and Giants as teams who are interested and who are currently scouting Victorino. **Jayson Stark of ESPN.com notes that the Pirates are portraying themselves as a team that is content with Starling Marte, and...

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