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 line in Oakland, with 12 homers.  Oakland is known to have a pitcher friendly park,...

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Rosenthal Full Count: Pirates Aggressively Pursuing Upgrades

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 segment starts at the 1:46 mark.  Here are the highlights: -He says the Pirates are “aggressively pursuing upgrades”. -He mentions that the Pirates will get a lot of help from injured...

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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 with the Twins this year, working out of the bullpen. Slowey, who is a 27 year old right hander, hasn’t fit in to...

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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 is that first base is the bigger need.  That’s especially the case with the way Alex Presley has been playing in...

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Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Relievers

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 the minor leagues to see what we may be losing in any potential upcoming trades. The first article, highlighting Starting Pitchers, can be found here.  The second article that examined Hitter...

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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.

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