All posts tagged "B.J. Upton"

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Lose Another Extra-Inning Game in Atlanta

    In the 6th inning on Tuesday night, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a decision to make. Starting pitcher Jeff Locke had just made his 103rd pitch, and it was lined by Atlanta Braves’ second baseman Dan Uggla into left for a two-out single. With right-handed-hitting B.J. Upton up to bat and Locke...

  • Analysis
    Has Russell Martin been the Best Free Agent Signing?

    You get the sense with this Pirates team that something is different. Russell Martin has been a vital part of the Pirates success so far in 2013. (Photo by: David Hague) Sure, Pittsburgh has been rattling off wins at a near-record pace and appears poised to battle with St. Louis and Cincinnati...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Inquired about B.J. Upton, Billy Butler, and Shane Victorino

    In his Sunday column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that the Pirates may have interest in the other Upton brother, this time B.J. from the Tampa Rays.  He also mentions that they inquired about Billy Butler (1B) from the Royals and Shane Victorino (OF) from the Phillies.  These little snippets...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Could Make Serious Bid For B.J. Upton

    We've heard today that Jason Kubel is the top target for the Pittsburgh Pirates, although the Twins don't want to deal their outfielder, who becomes a free agent after the 2011 season.  Jon Paul Morosi reports that if Kubel is truly off the market, he anticipates the Pirates to make a serious...

  • News and Rumors
    Friday Rumors: Domonic Brown Tops the Wish List

    We're less than 48 hours away from the trade deadline... -The big rumor today isn't actually a rumor for the Pirates.  However, it has a lot of Pirates fans salivating at a great possibility to upgrade the team for the long term.  The rumor is that the Philadelphia Phillies are offering top...

  • News and Rumors
    Some Perspective on the Impact of an Impact Bat

    Pena could be a potential upgrade at first base - MRHSfan, Flickr.comA large segment of the Pirates fan base, energized by the team’s competitive play, is eager to see the team trade for an impact bat before the July 31 trade deadline. Over the past few weeks, it has been difficult to...

  • News and Rumors
    Thursday Rumors: Pirates Looking at Jason Kubel

    The Pirates are looking at Jason Kubel, according to Jayson Stark. Here are the Pirates trade rumors for Thursday: -Jayson Stark has a big list of updates on ESPN about the Pirates.  He mentions that the Pirates have said their number one focus is finding a "professional hitter", per a club official...

  • News and Rumors
    Monday Rumors: Giambi, Upton, Wigginton, Iannetta

    The Pirates are interested in Wigginton from the Rockies. Catching up on some of today's rumors: -Buster Olney didn't really have a rumor, but speculated that Jason Giambi would be a good fit for the Pirates as a bench bat.  Giambi is currently hitting for a .263/.360/.632 line with Colorado, and he's...

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