Trade Analysis of a Non-Pirate Trade – Iannetta for Chatwood

Even though it does involve the Pirates, let’s take a look at the recent Iannetta-Chatwood trade to evaluate the value for both sides.

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Monday Rumors: Giambi, Upton, Wigginton, Iannetta

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 doing just as well on the road as he is at home in Coor’s.  He’s only seen 95 at-bats this year, so he’s pretty much thriving in the bench role in Colorado....

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Pirates Interested in Chris Iannetta

The Pittsburgh Pirates are among a number of teams that have asked the Colorado Rockies about catcher Chris Iannetta, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Iannetta is currently hitting for a .224/.376/.412 line in 228 at-bats this season.  His best year was in 2008, when he hit for a .264/.390/.505 line in 333 at-bats.  That was under Clint Hurdle. Iannetta is making $2.55 M this year, and is under contract for $3.55 M in...

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Late Dingers by Stones Turn the Tide

The Pirates held a nice 7-4 margin and needed just six outs. They got four outs, but allowed five runs in the process to lose the game. Andrew McCutchen’s bases loaded triple in the seventh gave the Pirates a 5-4 lead. Nyjer Morgan followed with a single to make it 6-4 and Brandon Moss drove in a run in the 8th for the Pirates final tally. But Colorado and Jim Tracy rallied. Chris Iannetta drilled a two out three run homer off...

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