Morosi: Pirates Could Deal Hanrahan or Meek

Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports had the following comment about Pittsburgh Pirates relievers Joel Hanrahan and Evan Meek in his column today: The Pirates are comfortable with their internal options at closer, Evan Meek and Joel Hanrahan. But one source suggested that Pittsburgh could deal one of the two and sign a replacement. Dealing one of the two relievers would be a smart move for the Pirates, depending on the return.  Both are very...

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Meek or Hanrahan could be dealt

Per Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com: The Pirates are comfortable with their internal options at closer, Evan Meek and Joel Hanrahan. But one source suggested that Pittsburgh could deal one of the two and sign a replacement.

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2010 Trade Deadline Recap

The 2010 trade deadline was kind of surreal.  In previous years, I would check MLB Trade Rumors several times a day, always trying to keep up with the latest rumors on where Pittsburgh Pirates players could end up.  This year there was very little trade talk, to the point where I went days without even going to the site at all.  Part of that was because the Pirates had traded so much away last year, but another part was that they...

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Trade Rumors: Garrett Jones, Javier Lopez, Zach Duke, Octavio Dotel

Three days away from the July 31st trade deadline and we’ve got some rumors… -The big rumor from Ed Price involves Garrett Jones and the Anaheim Angels.  Price mentions that the Angels inquired on Jones, but balked at the Pittsburgh asking price of Maicer Izturis.  Izturis wouldn’t be a horrible return for Jones.  Izturis is about a year older than Jones, has a career 4.1 UZR/150 at the shortstop position, and has...

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Carrasco Is Cashing In

D.J. Carrasco plays many roles in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen.  He pitches long relief when a starter goes down early.  He’s a mop up guy when the team is either really far behind, or really far ahead.  He pitches in both clutch situations or less important middle relief roles.  He can also start, although he has yet to do that this year.  Carrasco is basically a utility pitcher, and a good one at that. This explains...

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