• Do the Pirates Need to Add at the Deadline?

    I've always loved the trade deadline.  If you enjoy the business side of the game, then the trade deadline is for you, with the winter meetings a close second.  The amount of news that comes out that day is huge, and the amount of speculation and build up leading to that date...

  • Pirates Have Also Checked on Conor Jackson

      The Pirates have shown interest in two Oakland bats. Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had been evaluating Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham.  Jerry Crasnick reports tonight that the Pirates have also checked on Oakland first baseman Conor Jackson, as well as Willingham.  Jackson is currently hitting for a...

  • Carlos Beltran’s Value Depends on Payroll

    Beltran's value depends on whether the Mets want better prospects or lower payroll. A few stories have come out about Carlos Beltran, and his trade value with the New York Mets, detailed by MLB Trade Rumors here.  Buster Olney reports that if the Mets pay down his salary, every interested team would...

  • Pirates Evaluating Josh Willingham

    We've heard in the last few days that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at veteran outfielders, although no names have been brought up.  Today, Buster Olney reports that the Pirates are evaluating outfielder Josh Willingham, and that they've been in contact with the Oakland Athletics. Willingham is currently hitting for a .247/.322/.439...

  • Rosenthal Full Count: Pirates Aggressively Pursuing Upgrades

    The Pirates should get a boost from the return of players like Tabata. In the latest segment of "Full Count" by Ken Rosenthal, the FOX Sports reporter goes in to detail about the Pittsburgh Pirates and some rumors as we head to the trade deadline.  The video can be found above, and the...

  • Pirates Show Interest in Kevin Slowey

    The Pittsburgh Pirates, along with the Colorado Rockies, have shown interest in Minnesota Twins right hander Kevin Slowey, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.  Slowey is currently on a rehab assignment with Minnesota's AAA affiliate, with a 2.45 ERA in 7.1 innings.  He posted a 4.91 ERA in 14.2 innings...

  • Pirates Looking to Add Veteran Outfielder?

    Buster Olney tweeted the following today about the Pittsburgh Pirates and their plan going in to the trade deadline: The Pirates have asked around about veteran outfielders; looking for somebody who can be a stable presence in their offense. We know that the Pirates need offense, although I think the consensus opinion...

  • Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Relievers

    Moreno's impending 40-man roster decision could include him in a trade This is the third article of three that will help acclimate any fans of other teams that are searching for information about potential Pirate prospects in upcoming trades.  It can also help with existing Pirate fans that may not be familiar with...

  • Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Hitters

    The second in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Hitter prospects in the full-season leagues.

  • Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

    The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

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