Neal Huntington on Three Pirates Needs

Neal Huntington was on MLB Network Radio, and told Jim Bowden that the team is looking to add a starting pitcher, a bullpen arm, and a position player.  That’s not really ground breaking, as it covers pretty much every possibility. The starting pitcher might be a surprise with the way the rotation has been performing.  However, the Pirates don’t really have much depth.  Ross Ohlendorf is returning from an injury, and...

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Bullpen Rumors: Uehara, Grilli, Bell, Adams, Qualls

Three bullpen rumors this afternoon, since it seems like the Pirates are serious about upgrading that area of the team: -Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are eyeing Baltimore Orioles reliever Koji Uehara.  Uehara has been excellent this year, with a 1.84 ERA in 44 innings, along with a tremendous 58:8 K/BB ratio.  He’s also proven that he can start, with a 4.05 ERA in 66.2 innings over 12 starts in 2009, with a...

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Hunter Pence and the 2008 Rays

Remember back before the 2011 season started, when the Pittsburgh Pirates were coming off a 57-105 season, easily making them the worst team in the majors?  Remember when the debate was “will they lose 100 games again in 2011″?  Remember when the only sign of hope was “the 2008 Rays went from worst to first”. Now the Pirates sit in sole possession of first place in the NL Central.  The debate is “who...

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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 is pure entertainment.  Despite the fact that the MLB trade deadline is one of my favorite events in sports, there’s one thing that has always...

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Pirates Have Also Checked on Conor Jackson

  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 .243/.316/.313 line in 230 at-bats.  In his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks he hit for a .277/.358/.423 line, although most of that production...

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Carlos Beltran’s Value Depends on 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 be in play.  Joel Sherman of the New York Post had this to say: Beltran clearly is a better alternative since he can hit in the middle of any team’s lineup. But when outside executives were asked if they saw any teams...

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