All posts tagged "Derrek Lee"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: September 6

    Today is a popular date for former Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays, nine players have been born on this date, including a player who was replaced by one Hall of Famer, then replaced another. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a bad break for the 1960 Pirates. Frank Brooks (1978) Pitcher for...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 30

    Getting close to the trading deadline, not only is today busy due to trades, we also have seven Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. John Fredland covers a game from the 1909 season, the first World Series winners in team history. Before I start in on the players, one non-player of...

  • Analysis
    Could the Pirates Still Get a Comp Pick For Derrek Lee?

    Over the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates offered Derrek Lee arbitration, only to see the first baseman turn down the offer, which would have guaranteed him at least $8.5 M. Lee has yet to sign with another team, although he also hasn't officially retired. The Pirates would have received a compensation pick for...

  • 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?

      Derrek Lee is one of the first base options who are waiting on Prince Fielder to sign. 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,...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Still Interested in Derrek Lee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are still interested in Derrek Lee for first base, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Lee was offered arbitration last month, but turned down that offer a week ago to pursue free agency. He is believed to be waiting for the top options on the board to sign, hoping...

  • Transactions
    Derrek Lee Declines Arbitration

    Free agent first baseman Derrek Lee has declined his arbitration offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lee can still sign with the Pirates, and the team is expected to continue pursuing him, although this is more evidence that Lee just didn't want to play in Pittsburgh. If Lee signs with another team, the...

  • News and Rumors
    Winter Meetings Day Two: Contingency Plans

    The Pirates agreed to a deal to bring Nate McLouth back. On the second day of the MLB Winter Meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates moved closer to several deals in order to add depth to the major league roster. The team agreed to a deal with Nate McLouth, bringing back the former Pirates...

  • News and Rumors
    Winter Meetings Day One: Who’s On First?

    Lee is unlikely to accept arbitration by Wednesday's deadline. Coming in to the winter meetings, it was clear that the biggest need for the Pittsburgh Pirates was at first base.  The team saw strong defensive additions at catcher and shortstop already this off-season, although the strong defense doesn't come with much offense...

  • News and Rumors
    Derrek Lee Updates: Monday

    The Pittsburgh Pirates offered arbitration to first baseman Derrek Lee two weeks ago.  He has until Wednesday to decide whether to accept or reject arbitration.  If he accepts, the Pirates get him for one year at a raise over his $8.5 M compensation from the 2011 season.  If he declines, the Pirates...

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