• Pirates Close to Two Year Deal For Barmes

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are the leaders for infield free agent Clint Barmes.  Rosenthal adds that the Giants and Brewers are both involved, and that a two year deal seems likely. We've heard the Pirates and Barmes linked together in the past, although it's mostly been drawing the line...

  • Ryan Doumit Signs With Twins

    According to Jerry Crasnick, Ryan Doumit has signed a deal with the Minnesota Twins for $3 M plus undisclosed performance bonuses.  The move means that the Pirates will get a compensation pick in between the first and second rounds of the 2012 draft.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe...

  • Pirates Looking at Rafael Furcal

    Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at Rafael Furcal and other shortstop options, although Heyman specified that Jose Reyes and Jimmy Rollins aren't included in the other group. Furcal is definitely the biggest name available after Reyes and Rollins.  He turned 34 last month, and hit...

  • Trade Target – Adam Laroche

    With the Nationals in pursuit of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, is there a chance the Pirates could trade for Adam Laroche if either of those players sign with the Nats?

  • There Will Be Type B Free Agents This Off-Season

    Joel Sherman had a report yesterday that said Major League Baseball would be getting rid of Type B picks as part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Sherman tweeted today that he made a mistake, and that there will be Type B free agents this off-season.  He added that some of the...

  • Pirates May Discuss New Deal With Cedeno

    The Pittsburgh Pirates might discuss a new deal with shortstop Ronny Cedeno, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors.  The Pirates declined Cedeno's $3 M option, paying the $200 K buyout instead.  We've also heard that they're looking at Ramon Santiago, so clearly the team is prioritizing defense at shortstop over...

  • Non-Tender Trade Candidate – Ian Stewart

    We continue with our periodic look at potential Non-Tender candidates that the Pirates may be interested in obtaining. This article looks at Ian Stewart from the Colorado Rockies.

  • Pirates Might Not Get Any Draft Compensation

    Yesterday we heard from Buster Olney that the Collective Bargaining Agreement discussions were close, and that there were expected changes to limit draft bonuses and reduce the number of compensation picks.  Joel Sherman of the NY Post talked to some executives who have been briefed on the negotiations, and what he found...

  • What is Alex Presley’s Trade Value?

    When talking about the outfield depth that the Pittsburgh Pirates have, a lot of assumptions are made.  In the minors we assume that Starling Marte and Robbie Grossman will both arrive in the next year or two, while meeting their expectations.  Or, more conservatively, we expect just one of them to pan...

  • Pirates Inquired on Willingham, Kouzmanoff

    Jenifer Langosch reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have inquired on free agents Josh Willingham and Kevin Kouzmanoff this off-season, although Langosch mentions that neither player is likely for the Pirates.  The Pirates are looking for backup options in the outfield and at third base, and Kouzmanoff and Willingham are looking for regular...

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