• Pirates In Talks With Jo-Jo Reyes

    According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in talks with free agent left handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes. Kovacevic notes that the deal would be a minor league deal if it happens. Reyes was recently non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles. He turned 27 in November, and has pitched 334.2 innings in the...

  • Pirates To Sign Ryota Igarashi

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have an agreement to sign right handed pitcher Ryota Igarashi, according to The Jiji Press (via Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker).  The agreement is for a split contract, which usually means it's a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. Igarashi previously played for the New York...

  • Pirates Still Interested in Derrek Lee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are still interested in Derrek Lee for first base, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Lee was offered arbitration last month, but turned down that offer a week ago to pursue free agency. He is believed to be waiting for the top options on the board to sign, hoping...

  • MLB Non-Tender Candidates

    Tonight at midnight is the deadline for teams to tender offers to their arbitration eligible players for the 2012 season. Earlier today I previewed the arbitration eligibles for the Pittsburgh Pirates, including their expected values through arbitration. MLB Trade Rumors has published a list of non-tender candidates around baseball, which is an...

  • Trade Values – Mark Trumbo

    About two minutes after Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels, the discussion among Pittsburgh Pirates fans (and any other team looking for a first baseman) shifted to "what would it take to get Mark Trumbo"?  The theory is that with Pujols and Kendrys Morales, the Angels wouldn't need Trumbo, and...

  • 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,...

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