• Rumor: Pirates Looking at Catching and Lefty Relievers

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports mentions on Twitter that he hears the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to shore up their catching situation, and add a lefty reliever. The catching comment is a strange one. The Pirates added Rod Barajas as their starter over the off-season, and look to have Michael McKenry as...

  • Nationals Inquired on Starling Marte, Were Turned Down

    The Washington Nationals have been looking for a center fielder for a while now. Jim Bowden tweeted that during that search they inquired on Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Starling Marte. Bowden says the Nationals were told that Marte is unavailable. The two teams really don't match up. They both have the same focus...

  • Pirates and Yankees in Agreement on Burnett

    I feel like I've typed this before, but we may be at the end of the A.J. Burnett saga. Buster Olney reports on Twitter that the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates hope to take a deal to the commissioner today for approval. Whenever a deal involves more than $1 M...

  • A.J. Burnett Rumors: Thursday

    It was a little over a week ago that we first started hearing talk of a possible A.J. Burnett trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The talks have moved slowly since then, but might be reaching a conclusion. Jon Heyman tweets that there is a lot of optimism for a Burnett deal to...

  • A.J. Burnett Rumors: Wednesday

    Kicking off today's A.J. Burnett watch with an update of my own. Last night I wrote in my blog that the Pittsburgh Pirates shouldn't cave to the New York Yankees, and instead should wait them out, hoping the Yankees budge on their demand to get more money or more prospects. My feeling...

  • Chris Gimenez Signs With Rays

    Greg Johns of MLB.com tweets that the Pittsburgh Pirates might sign utility player Chris Gimenez, who recently elected free agency after being outrighted by the Seattle Mariners. Gimenez can't sign until Thursday after refusing the outright assignment. In his career, Gimenez has a .171/.279/.272 line in 228 at-bats, including a .203/.314/.271 line...

  • A.J. Burnett Rumors: Tuesday

    The A.J. Burnett saga continues. Yesterday we heard a few updates, although they were similar to the updates we've been hearing for the past several days. The Yankees and Pirates are still talking. A deal between the two clubs is likely to get done. The two sides are still apart on how...

  • A.J. Burnett Trade Likely to Get Done

    The A.J. Burnett rumors have been quiet today, although Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has an update. Heyman says the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees are still talking, and that a deal is likely to get done. He reports that the Pirates will be paying $13-15 M of Burnett's remaining...

  • A.J. Burnett Rumors: Sunday

    The A.J. Burnett saga may be coming to a close, with Buster Olney reporting that the two sides have a framework for a deal in place, and that they are working through the conditions of that framework. Olney mentions that the deal isn't done, but the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York...

  • A.J. Burnett Rumors: Saturday

    There was a lot of talk about A.J. Burnett on Friday, but at the end of the day we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees were separated by money. The Pirates have agreed to pick up $10 M of Burnett's salary, while the Yankees want closer to a...

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