• Pirates Want to Sign Both Liriano and Sanchez

    The either/or question with Francisco Liriano and Jonathan Sanchez seems to have an answer. Tom Singer had an update on Twitter, saying Neal Huntington wants to sign both left-handers. https://twitter.com/Tom_Singer/status/298874909516521472 That's obviously a good thing, since both players have some upside, and the addition of Sanchez would add more rotation depth. I...

  • Pirates Close to Deal With Jonathan Sanchez

    According to Jon Heyman, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/298568579455004672 Sanchez missed time last year with a biceps injury. He only made 15 starts, putting up a pretty alarming 8.07 ERA in 64.2 innings. His xFIP was better at 6.46, but not good. The lefty...

  • The Latest Delay on Francisco Liriano

    Back on December 21st, we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed on a two-year deal with left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano. After a long delay, it was reported that Liriano hurt his right arm after the agreement, which was holding up the deal. Later it was learned that Liriano broke his humerus, apparently...

  • Francisco Liriano Could Be on a Minor League Deal

    Tom Singer has an article on the Pirates.com homepage about the non-roster invitees for Spring Training. In the article he has an interesting note about Francisco Liriano. The Bucs' NRI list currently includes 17, and there is at least one more on the way: Indications are that Francisco Liriano -- when all...

  • Pirates Interested in Shaun Marcum

    Earlier this evening, Jon Morosi reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates were still talking with Francisco Liriano. Morosi followed up with a tweet noting that the Pirates were one of the teams interested in free agent Shaun Marcum. https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/290701337002389504 It would seem that the Pirates aren't locked in with Liriano, especially if they're...

  • Pirates and Francisco Liriano Still Talking

    Jon Morosi has an update on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Francisco Liriano: https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/290681155144011776 Liriano was a risk on a two-year deal prior to his recent injury. I'm not sure that the recent injury would do much to change that. It would only serve as a reminder that he could be considered injury...

  • What Would Justin Upton Cost the Pirates?

    It seems like Justin Upton has been on the block forever. There has been talk that Arizona could deal him in each of the last two off-seasons. There was also talk during the year that Upton could be on the block, and the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams linked to...

  • Injury Delays Liriano Deal

    According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, Francisco Liriano's two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates hasn't been finalized due to the fact he injured his non-throwing arm. According to Biertempfel, the Pirates continue to talk to Liriano's agent and no deal is imminent. The two sides initially agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M...

  • Joel Hanrahan News: Sunday

    The Joel Hanrahan deal to the Red Sox still hasn't been completed and it may not be done for a few days at least. After a night of suspense that ended with no new confirmed details after 5PM, we have word from Jon Heyman that there are still discussions going on about the...

  • Pirates and Red Sox Agree on Hanrahan Deal

    According to ESPN Boston, sources say a deal sending Joel Hanrahan to the Red Sox is close. No names are mentioned in the article, but yesterday we heard that the Pirates were interested in shortstop Jose Iglesias.   We will continue to keep you updates on any news from today in this...

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