Pirates Are Suitors for Yoenis Cespedes

Earlier today a scouting video was released of top Cuban prospect Yoenis Cespedes, who is expected to be declared a free agent in the next few weeks.  The video has since been removed, but was a pretty impressive display of Cespedes’ abilities.  On top of that, the video was somewhat entertaining, with some odd footage, including a Star Wars styled intro, and Cespedes roasting a pig at the end. Cespedes is a 26 year old center...

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Gio Gonzalez Would Cost Too Much

Throughout the 2011 season I took a look at trade values for various players, looking both at the internal options that the Pittsburgh Pirates had to trade, and the external options that they could pursue.  With all of the talk about Gio Gonzalez being available by the Oakland Athletics, I figured I would revisit the series and see what the trade value would be for the left hander. NOTE: The purpose is to see the values of these...

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Pirates Expected To Pursue Clint Barmes

Troy Renck of the Denver Post has an article up looking at a lot of Colorado Rockies off-season notes, but in his footnotes has a mention about the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Renck expects the Pirates to pursue Clint Barmes, who played with Colorado from 2003-2010, with most of those years being under Clint Hurdle. In my review of the shortstop free agent market, I noted that Barmes was one of the best options available for the Pirates,...

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CBA Updates: Hard Slotting and Type A Compensation

Jayson Stark has some updates on the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement talks between the owners and the union.  The topics that are relevant to the Pittsburgh Pirates: -The owners, led by Bud Selig, are still demanding hard slotting in the draft.  The union is holding firm in resisting that.  I’ve written before that hard slotting is bad for the Pirates.  All you need to do is look at how they’ve approached the draft...

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Trade Target – All of the A’s, apparently

Today on Major League Baseball Trade Rumors (MLBTR), there was a piece about how the Oakland A’s are willing to listen to offers on any of their players. Is there a chance that the Pirates can benefit from this event?

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Pirates Watched Jamie Moyer Pitch

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams that have sent scouts to watch soon-to-be 49 year old left hander Jamie Moyer pitch.  Moyer is recovering from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in 2010, and which cost him the entire 2011 season.  Rosenthal quoted scouts who said that Moyer looked just as good as he always has.  The speculation was that he would probably fit best on a West Coast team. I...

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