All posts tagged "free agent rumors"

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    Pirates to Sign Joe Beimel

    Beimel will be returning to the Pirates this off-season. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking for left handed relief, although the market is currently very thin, with very few options remaining.  One of those options is Joe Beimel, and according to John Perrotto, he could sign with the Pirates.  Perrotto tweets that...

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    Pirates No Longer Interested in Brian Fuentes

    The Pirates are no longer interested in Fuentes. Last week we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of 11 teams interested in relief pitcher Brian Fuentes.  Today, Rob Biertempfel updates us that the Pirates are no longer pursuing Fuentes due to the cost.  It's believed that the left handed reliever is...

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    Pirates Still Interested in Francis

    The Pirates are still interested in Francis. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of seven teams still interested in left handed starter Jeff Francis.  Crasnick lists the Nationals, Royals, Rangers, Rockies, and both New York teams as the other interested teams. Francis is coming off a year...

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    Pirates Interested in Brian Fuentes

    The Pirates are interested in Fuentes. Jon Heyman of SI tweets that 11 teams are interested in relief pitcher Brian Fuentes, and names the Pittsburgh Pirates as one of those teams.  Fuentes is apparently looking for Scott Downs type money, according to Buster Olney, which amounts to three years and $15 M....

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    Free Agent Rumors: Dotel, Francis, Webb

    The Pirates are interested in bringing Dotel back. The Pirates carry a 41 man roster since Friday, then wait until the day I'm out of town to make their move.  Also while I was gone, there were some rumors on the free agent market: -The Pirates are interested in bringing back Octavio...

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    Would Carl Pavano Be a Good Investment?

    Would Pavano be a good investment? Possibly the best free agent starting pitcher remaining on the market right now is Carl Pavano.  Last night, John Perrotto tweeted that there were rumblings that the Pittsburgh Pirates could jump in on the bidding for Pavano.  Rob Biertempfel mentioned today that the Pirates would only...

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    Pirates, Lyle Overbay Close to a Deal?

    The Pirates are talking with Overbay. Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been talking to free agent first baseman Lyle Overbay, according to Morosi's sources.  Morosi mentions that it's not clear if the two sides are close to a deal. Overbay turns 34 in January, and is coming off...

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    Pirates Still Looking for Shortstop Upgrade

    The Pirates are still looking for a shortstop and Ryan could be an option. Rob Biertempfel has an update on the shortstop situation for the Pittsburgh Pirates, noting that the Pirates are still seeking a shortstop upgrade following the winter meetings.  The Pirates were pursuing J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett before both...

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    2010 Winter Meetings Recap

    The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are clearly a big deal.  All you have to do is look at the amount of transactions and news around the league over the last four days to see this.  The meetings get the most attention during the off-season, and because of that, they often receive...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Rule 5 Draft Preview

    Rodriguez is one of the top options available in the Rule 5 draft. Day three of the winter meetings wrapped up without any moves being made by the Pittsburgh Pirates, although we did have several rumors and updates about players the Pirates are talking to.  Day four will almost certainly bring at...

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