First Pitch: Is Pittsburgh Finally Becoming a Destination For Free Agents?
Dec10

First Pitch: Is Pittsburgh Finally Becoming a Destination For Free Agents?

A few years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates tried to go after Jorge De La Rosa, offering him a three-year deal. He ended up re-signing with the Colorado Rockies, in part because they gave him a player option and the Pirates wouldn’t, but also to remain with a team that he was familiar and comfortable with. A year later, they pursued Edwin Jackson on a three-year deal. He ended up turning them down to sign a one year deal with the...

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Pirates Agree With Francisco Liriano on a Three Year, $39 M Deal
Dec09

Pirates Agree With Francisco Liriano on a Three Year, $39 M Deal

By now it’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates are prioritizing re-signing Francisco Liriano. They need a starting pitcher, and he seems to be the top choice. Robert Murray had an update today, saying the team appeared to be close to re-signing the lefty. Source: #Pirates appear to be close to re-signing LHP Francisco Liriano. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) December 9, 2014 There have been a lot of issues with...

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Pirates Rumored to Be Interested in Francisco Liriano For Just Three Years
Dec08

Pirates Rumored to Be Interested in Francisco Liriano For Just Three Years

Yesterday, Buster Olney wrote that the tipping point for the Francisco Liriano bidding could come down to three or four years. Liriano might have difficulty finding a team to give him four years, due to his lack of consistency, and the fact that he has never pitched 200 innings. He hasn’t pitched more than 162 innings in each of his last five years, and has only topped that total once, throwing 191.2 innings in 2010. Nick...

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Pirates Have One Specific Need Heading into the Winter Meetings
Dec07

Pirates Have One Specific Need Heading into the Winter Meetings

Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings take place this week, running Monday¬†through the Rule 5 draft on Thursday. The meetings are a time when things really kick off in free agency and on the trade market. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, I wouldn’t be surprised if the meetings are slow. There aren’t many areas where the Pirates need to seek an upgrade. **They seem to be going with an all-defense catching combo of...

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Francisco Liriano Tipping Point Could Come Down to Three or Four Years
Dec07

Francisco Liriano Tipping Point Could Come Down to Three or Four Years

Buster Olney has an update on Francisco Liriano today, saying that he’s set up well to be a Plan B after Jon Lester goes off the market. Francisco Liriano set up well as a Plan B after Jon Lester agrees to terms. Some execs think tipping point will be question of 4 years or 3. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 7, 2014 The first bit of info isn’t a surprise, since almost everyone has been writing about how Lester...

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