• Pirates Out of the Mix For Beltran?

    Beltran's value depends on whether the Mets want better prospects or lower payroll. Buster Olney had two interesting updates regarding the Pittsburgh Pirates today.  The first update discussed their reluctance to deal away "major assets": Rival officials view the Pirates' approach to the trade deadline as very, very careful. Lots of indications...

  • When Will the Pirates Be Contenders?

    At what point do the Pittsburgh Pirates become contenders? Is it enough now that they're tied for first place, and have legitimately been in the NL Central race for most of the month? Do they need to take two out of three games this weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals, followed by...

  • Trade Values: Relief Pitching Options

    Over the last few days, we've heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at bullpen upgrades.  They've already started adding to the bullpen today, with the anticipated addition of Jason Grilli.  Yesterday I detailed a list of bullpen options they've been linked to.  Adding to that list, we've recently heard rumors about...

  • Neal Huntington on Three Pirates Needs

    Pearce could return soon, which might lessen the need some for a position player off the bench. 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...

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

    The Pirates are looking for bullpen upgrades to join Hanrahan. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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