A.J. Burnett Still Undecided About Retirement
Dec09

A.J. Burnett Still Undecided About Retirement

Over the last few days we’ve gotten an indication that A.J. Burnett was still deciding between retiring and returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ken Rosenthal reports that Burnett is still undecided on that decision. Free-agent RHP A.J. Burnett still undecided about whether he wants to continue his career. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2013 This isn’t a big surprise, but it is significant because...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Winter Meetings Preview
Dec09

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Winter Meetings Preview

The MLB Winter Meetings take place this week in Orlando, Florida. Normally this is the time where baseball’s off-season picks up steam, with a lot of transactions taking place. This year saw a ton of transactions take place the week before the meetings. The Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t one of the active teams last week, but they do have needs and could start to fill those needs in the upcoming days. Below is a preview of the...

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Pirates are Still Talking With A.J. Burnett
Dec06

Pirates are Still Talking With A.J. Burnett

Clint Hurdle was on 93.7 The Fan this afternoon and said that there is still a chance that the Pirates could sign the right-hander. Hurdle tells @937theFan the team is having dialogue with A.J. Burnett: "There's still a chance." Hurdle also said team has a deadline — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) December 6, 2013 This gives a good opportunity to analyze where Burnett currently stands. At the beginning of the...

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Pirates Won’t Pay A.J. Burnett Market Rate
Nov25

Pirates Won’t Pay A.J. Burnett Market Rate

  Tom Singer has an update on A.J. Burnett, which has been pretty much like the previous updates. The Pirates are still waiting on Burnett to decide if he’s going to retire or return, and Neal Huntington says the Pirates can’t pay him market-value money. To the latter issue, we knew the Pirates weren’t going to pay him market rate when they declined to make him a qualifying offer. That offer would have been for...

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Baseball Prospectus Looks at 12 Bargain Free Agents
Nov14

Baseball Prospectus Looks at 12 Bargain Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have done well in the past few years looking at bargain players, especially on the pitching side of the game. They look to be going the same route again this year, once again looking for bargain starting pitchers. Baseball Prospectus released a list of 12 players who are likely to be bargains this year. The list is numbered, but I don’t think it’s a rankings list, since each writer had one player....

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