All posts tagged "Carlos Pena"

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Unlikely to See a First Base Upgrade

    Two pieces of news recently came out which point to the Pittsburgh Pirates missing out on a chance to land a first base upgrade. First was the talk that Derrek Lee might opt for retirement if he doesn’t get the right deal between now and Spring Training. Lee remains unsigned, and isn’t...

  • News and Rumors
    Do the Pirates Need a First Baseman?

      Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports took a look at five off-season stories that will carry over in to the 2012 calendar year.  The first two on his list were the first base market, focusing on Prince Fielder, then the players on the market after Fielder. Fielder is definitely holding the...

  • Top Stories
    Where Can the Pirates Add An Impact Player?

    With the signing of Clint Barmes this past week, the Pittsburgh Pirates made their second move to upgrade the 2012 team from the team we saw in 2011.  But if you’re expecting a huge upgrade, you’re probably going to be disappointed. Anyone who takes a look at the available options at catcher...

  • News and Rumors
    MLBTR Predicts a Busy Off-Season For Pirates

    Every year, MLB Trade Rumors releases their top 50 free agents, along with predictions on which player will sign with which team.  The predictions are what they are: one person’s guess on how the off-season will play out.  They’re far from perfect, but they do provide a nice topic for discussion.  This...

  • News and Rumors
    Derrek Lee is the Best First Baseman “Available”

    In looking at the numbers for the upcoming first basemen, one thing stood out to me: Derrek Lee is good. That’s kind of obvious if you watched what Lee did in his limited time with the Pittsburgh Pirates this year.  Lee only had 101 at-bats, but hit for a .337/.398/.584 line with...

  • News and Rumors
    Saturday Rumors: Kubel, Pena, Lee, Willingham, Furbush

    Kind of a slow pre-deadline day for the Pirates, although I don’t think it’s just them.  The relief market hasn’t really opened up, and there’s a lot of hold up on Ubaldo Jimenez.  Here’s a few updates on some players the Pirates are looking at: –Jon Paul Morosi mentions that he spoke...

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

    A 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 turn on the radio without hearing a caller state that Neal...

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

    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 that has been speaking with the Pirates.  Stark adds that they...

  • Analysis
    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...

  • Analysis
    Cubs Are The Perfect Match For Pirates

    We’ve heard a lot of talk about how the Pittsburgh Pirates will be buyers this year at the trade deadline, and how they are likely to make moves where they take on payroll, rather than giving up top prospects.  So far we’ve heard a lot of speculation on fits to that approach,...

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