• Pirates Said to Have Interest in Joe Saunders

    We've heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in several hitters, such as Chase Headley, Kevin Youkilis, and Bryan LaHair. That's no surprise considering the lack of offense the team has shown this year. What is a surprise hearing that the team is also focusing on pitching. Nick Piecoro of AZ...

  • Pirates Checking on Available Hitting

    Buster Olney tweeted tonight that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for available hitting, but that so far they haven't found many sellers. We heard earlier this week that the Pirates were looking at corner infielders, specifically Chase Headley, Bryan LaHair, and Kevin Youkilis. Olney tweeted that rival executives don't expect Youkilis to...

  • Pirates Have Inquired on Corner Infield Bats

    In his latest Full Count video, Ken Rosenthal mentions that the Pittsburgh Pirates have inquired on a few corner infield bats. Rosenthal mentions that the Pirates have looked at Bryan LaHair, Chase Headley, and Kevin Youkilis. He notes that there are far more buyers than sellers right now, but that the Pirates...

  • Adam Lind Wouldn’t Help the Pirates

    The Toronto Blue Jays placed Adam Lind on outright waivers yesterday, which means that any teams that wants him can just claim him and assume his full salary. My first thought when I saw this was probably similar to the thought process of a lot of Pirates fans. The thought was "the...

  • Rumor: Pirates Looking at Catching and Lefty Relievers

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports mentions on Twitter that he hears the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to shore up their catching situation, and add a lefty reliever. The catching comment is a strange one. The Pirates added Rod Barajas as their starter over the off-season, and look to have Michael McKenry as...

  • Nationals Inquired on Starling Marte, Were Turned Down

    The Washington Nationals have been looking for a center fielder for a while now. Jim Bowden tweeted that during that search they inquired on Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Starling Marte. Bowden says the Nationals were told that Marte is unavailable. The two teams really don't match up. They both have the same focus...

  • Pirates and Yankees in Agreement on Burnett

    I feel like I've typed this before, but we may be at the end of the A.J. Burnett saga. Buster Olney reports on Twitter that the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates hope to take a deal to the commissioner today for approval. Whenever a deal involves more than $1 M...

  • A.J. Burnett Rumors: Thursday

    It was a little over a week ago that we first started hearing talk of a possible A.J. Burnett trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The talks have moved slowly since then, but might be reaching a conclusion. Jon Heyman tweets that there is a lot of optimism for a Burnett deal to...

  • A.J. Burnett Rumors: Wednesday

    Kicking off today's A.J. Burnett watch with an update of my own. Last night I wrote in my blog that the Pittsburgh Pirates shouldn't cave to the New York Yankees, and instead should wait them out, hoping the Yankees budge on their demand to get more money or more prospects. My feeling...

  • Chris Gimenez Signs With Rays

    Greg Johns of MLB.com tweets that the Pittsburgh Pirates might sign utility player Chris Gimenez, who recently elected free agency after being outrighted by the Seattle Mariners. Gimenez can't sign until Thursday after refusing the outright assignment. In his career, Gimenez has a .171/.279/.272 line in 228 at-bats, including a .203/.314/.271 line...

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