Pirates Said to Have Interest in Joe Saunders

We’ve heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in several hitters, such as Chase Headley, Kevin Youkilis, and Bryan LaHair. That’s no surprise considering the lack of offense the team has shown this year. What is a surprise hearing that the team is also focusing on pitching. Nick Piecoro of AZ Central reports that the Pirates are one of three teams who are said to have interest in Diamondbacks’ left...

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Pirates Checking on Available Hitting

Buster Olney tweeted tonight that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for available hitting, but that so far they haven’t found many sellers. We heard earlier this week that the Pirates were looking at corner infielders, specifically Chase Headley, Bryan LaHair, and Kevin Youkilis. Olney tweeted that rival executives don’t expect Youkilis to be dealt right now, as he has no trade value. John Perrotto reported that the...

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Pirates Have Inquired on Corner Infield Bats

In his latest Full Count video, Ken Rosenthal mentions that the Pittsburgh Pirates have inquired on a few corner infield bats. Rosenthal mentions that the Pirates have looked at Bryan LaHair, Chase Headley, and Kevin Youkilis. He notes that there are far more buyers than sellers right now, but that the Pirates have the pitching depth to swing a deal. LaHair is having a good season in Chicago. He’s hitting for a .310/.391/.589...

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Adam Lind Wouldn’t Help the Pirates

The Toronto Blue Jays placed Adam Lind on outright waivers yesterday, which means that any teams that wants him can just claim him and assume his full salary. My first thought when I saw this was probably similar to the thought process of a lot of Pirates fans. The thought was “the Pirates have a horrible offense, anything could help.” I’ll also add that I was basing my analysis on Lind on having him on my fantasy...

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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 the backup. It would make sense if they were looking for depth behind those two. The left handed relief comment makes more sense. The...

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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 right now of wanting to build through their farm system. The only way a trade would work out is a...

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