• 2011 Trade Deadline Recap: Pirates Get Lee, Ludwick

    For the past month I've been saying that the Pittsburgh Pirates should be looking at potential moves where they upgrade the team, while giving up very little in prospects, all by taking on salary.  That's exactly what the Pirates did at the deadline, acquiring Derrek Lee and Ryan Ludwick in exchange for...

  • Pirates Acquire Ryan Ludwick For PTBNL

    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still in the mix for San Diego Padres outfielder Ryan Ludwick, as of last night.  We heard yesterday from Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports that Cleveland and Pittsburgh were the two teams making up the field for Ludwick, with Cleveland being more likely.  The...

  • Pirates Interested in Many Bats

    Jon Paul Morosi mentions on Twitter that the Pittsburgh Pirates are interested in many bats right now, according to a source.  He mentions one name as Omar Infante, a utility player for the Florida Marlins.  Infante has a .266/.314/.330 line in 406 at-bats this year, playing second base.  In his career he's...

  • Pirates Could Make Serious Bid For B.J. Upton

    We've heard today that Jason Kubel is the top target for the Pittsburgh Pirates, although the Twins don't want to deal their outfielder, who becomes a free agent after the 2011 season.  Jon Paul Morosi reports that if Kubel is truly off the market, he anticipates the Pirates to make a serious...

  • Jason Kubel is the Pirates Top Target

    According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have Jason Kubel as their top target on the trade market, with about four hours remaining before the trade deadline.  Jenifer Langosch adds that the Pirates are still in on Ryan Ludwick, but that he's not the primary target right now.  She also adds that...

  • Another Trade Coming?

    Rob Biertempfel provided an update on Twitter saying that the Pittsburgh Pirates were having a closed door meeting, and that there's a sense another trade might be coming.  We've already heard that the Pirates are still in the mix for outfielder Ryan Ludwick.  At this point, the best addition for the Pirates...

  • Pirates Should Be Shopping Paul Maholm

    Yesterday, before a lot of the trades started coming through, I took a look at how the market was shaping up, noting that it was looking like a seller's market.  That opinion didn't change yesterday, especially with starting pitchers. Ubaldo Jimenez was traded from the Colorado Rockies to the Cleveland Indians.  Jimenez...

  • Is Derrek Lee an Upgrade?

    Last night I saw an update flash by on Twitter that Derrek Lee had hit his 12th homer of the year.  My first thought was "that can't be right, last time I looked he had four homers on the year".  Then I took another look at Lee, my first since mid-June. On...

  • Pirates Talking With Athletics

    Jon Paul Morosi had an update on Twitter about the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland Athletics: #Pirates need bat and bullpen. #Athletics have both. They’re talking, sources say. We've heard a lot of rumors about the Athletics.  On the offensive side, we've heard the Pirates linked to Josh Willingham and Conor Jackson....

  • Saturday Rumors: Kubel, Pena, Lee, Willingham, Furbush

    Kind of a slow pre-deadline day for the Pirates, although I don't think it's just them.  The relief market hasn't really opened up, and there's a lot of hold up on Ubaldo Jimenez.  Here's a few updates on some players the Pirates are looking at: -Jon Paul Morosi mentions that he spoke...

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