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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Pirates Likely Suitors For Chase Headley

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the market for third baseman Chase Headley is heating up, and the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of seven teams who are likely suitors. Heyman mentions the Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Orioles, Indians, and at least two other teams as the other teams who could be in on Headley. We’ve heard the Pirates linked to Headley before. Kevin Creagh looked at his trade value last month, noting that he would...

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Kevin Correia No Longer On the Block?

Jon Paul Morosi had the following tweet about Kevin Correia today. At one point, there was talk of #Pirates listening on Kevin Correia. Hard to see that now. He’s a solid No. 5 starter for an NL contender. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 5, 2012 The message doesn’t really say that the Pirates aren’t shopping Correia anymore. It just says that it is hard to see Correia being shopped with the Pirates contending. I agree...

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Kevin Correia On The Trade Block

Kevin Correia is on the trade block.

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