• Pirates Don’t Seem Alive on Victorino

    Ken Rosenthal had the following tweet this morning about the Pittsburgh Pirates and Shane Victorino. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/229924210724712448 As Rosenthal notes, things could change between now and tomorrow's deadline. The news is a bit surprising, as we've heard the Pirates connected to Victorino a lot this summer. Of course, on the other side of...

  • Pirates Inquired about Shin-Soo Choo

    According to Rob Biertempel on Twitter (via MLBTR), the Indians and Pirates have discussed the particulars of a trade for Shin-Soo Choo.  Biertempel speculates that the Pirates would have to part with Starling Marte to make the trade happen. Choo has one year of team control left in 2013 before heading to...

  • Saturday Trade Rumors: Victorino, Headley, Marte, Padres, West Virginia

    A few days remaining until the trade deadline. Here are the rumors from Saturday. **Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the trade buzz surrounding Shane Victorino has picked up. Salisbury names the Pirates, Reds, Dodgers, and Giants as teams who are interested and who are currently scouting Victorino. **Jayson Stark of ESPN.com notes...

  • Pirates Not Optimistic About Finding a Hitter

    Ken Rosenthal has the following update on the Pittsburgh Pirates' search for a hitter. http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/statuses/228934874789191681 We've heard the Pirates linked to almost every hitter who is available on the market, and some hitters who aren't really mentioned as being available. But this is a seller's market, so it would make sense that...

  • Pirates Less Interested in Chase Headley

    Jayson Stark has the latest on Chase Headley here. Stark says that the Pirates, Indians, Athletics, and Orioles were the teams who have been the most aggressive for the San Diego Padres' third baseman. Stark notes that the Pirates and Indians seem less motivated to do a Headley deal now than they...

  • Pirates Motivated to Move Kevin Correia

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN has three updates on Twitter, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to deal starting pitcher Kevin Correia. Crasnick says that the Pirates are letting teams know that the right-hander is available. He adds that a source says they're motivated to move Correia, even though he's won six...

  • Pirates Could Trade Karstens or Correia

    Jayson Stark of ESPN.com has a report that the Pittsburgh Pirates could trade one of Kevin Correia or Jeff Karstens, following the recent acquisition of Wandy Rodriguez. Dealing one of those two would clear a space for Rodriguez in the rotation, although the Pirates can clear a spot by just moving Correia...

  • Trade Rumors: Red Sox Outfielders, Chase Headley

    Two afternoon trade rumors. **According to Jon Heyman, there is a "strong probability" that the San Diego Padres will deal Chase Headley. Heyman reports that the Padres are "down the road" in talks with teams who are willing to give up a top prospect to land the third baseman. The Yankees recently...

  • Pirates Looking For a Bat, Bidding on Victorino

    Following the trade for Wandy Rodriguez, the Pittsburgh Pirates are now going for a hitter. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports that the Pirates are seeking help at first base or the outfield. Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pirates asked for Shane Victorino, but talks were hung up when Philadelphia asked for...

  • Justin Upton Unlikely to be Traded

    Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic has an update on Justin Upton, noting that it is unlikely the Arizona outfielder will be dealt. Arizona owner Ken Kendricks noted in the article that it is a "reasonable assumption" that Upton will be with the team the rest of the season. He also offered...

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