• Winter Meetings Day Three: A Lot of Activity

    The first two days of the 2011 Winter Meetings were very quiet for the Pittsburgh Pirates. We heard a few rumors, and by the end of day two we heard that the Pirates were in agreement to bring back outfielder Nate McLouth. We just didn't have the stereotypical winter meeting updates, with...

  • Ryan Ludwick Trade Could Be Finalized Today

    There have been a lot of questions about who the Pittsburgh Pirates sent to the San Diego Padres as the player to be named later in the Ryan Ludwick trade. The Padres haven't picked a player yet, but they still have time to make a decision. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that...

  • Pirates No Longer Pursuing Betemit

    Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are no longer pursuing infielder Wilson Betemit. We heard yesterday that the team was closing in on deals with Betemit and Nate McLouth. The McLouth deal is done, and is expected to be made official today.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe...

  • Erik Bedard to Sign With Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates may be close to a deal with free agent left hander Erik Bedard, according to Marc Brassard (h/t to Blitzburgh Blog for the find). The report is written in French, as is an article translated from a news site in Canada.  The translation is a bit rough, but both...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Nate McLouth

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Nate McLouth, according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal is for one year, and is pending the results of a physical. We heard earlier today that they were getting close to a deal. As we know, the Pirates traded McLouth in 2009,...

  • Winter Meetings Day Two: Contingency Plans

    The Pirates agreed to a deal to bring Nate McLouth back. On the second day of the MLB Winter Meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates moved closer to several deals in order to add depth to the major league roster. The team agreed to a deal with Nate McLouth, bringing back the former Pirates...

  • Pirates Close to Deal With Jose Morales

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with catcher/first baseman Jose Morales, according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal would likely be of the minor league variety. Morales has 218 career at-bats in the majors, mostly with the Minnesota Twins.  In that time he has a .289/.365/.344 line. In his career at...

  • Pirates Interested in Erik Bedard

    Nick Cafrado of the Boston Globe reports that left handed pitcher Erik Bedard is drawing interest from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bedard is coming off a year where he put up a 3.62 ERA in 129.1 innings, along with an 8.7 K/9, a 3.3 BB/9, and a 1.0 HR/9.  He's had a huge history...

  • Pirates Working On Deals With Betemit and McLouth

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are moving closer to deals with infielder Wilson Betemit and outfielder Nate McLouth, according to Rob Biertempfel.  We've heard about their interest in McLouth for the last two days. We've also heard that the Pirates are looking for contingency plans if Pedro Alvarez struggles again this year, which is...

  • Pirates Plan to Meet With Agent For Jeff Francis

    Yesterday we heard conflicting reports on whether the Pittsburgh Pirates had interest in free agent left hander Jeff Francis. Jon Paul Morosi has an update today which says the Pirates are indeed looking at Francis. He notes that Francis' agent plans to meet with the Pirates, Mariners, and Twins this week. Francis...

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