Winter Meetings Notebook: Hot Stove Heating Up

Although nothing has been made official, the Pirates made their first major move of the Winter Meetings, nearing an agreement with free agent shortstop Bobby Crosby, formerly of the Oakland Athletics.  The Pirates have been looking for a shortstop who can push starter Ronny Cedeno defensively, and with Adam Everett signing with the Detroit Tigers yesterday, the pursuit of Crosby intensified. Nothing has been confirmed, and Neal...

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Pirates on the verge of signing Crosby

UPDATE 5:45 PM: DK reports that no agreement is in place, and that nothing is expected anytime soon.  He also says that neither side is available and that he is hearing the deal will be for $1.5 M.  Sounds to me like the details are getting ironed out.UPDATE 4:45 PM: In DK’s notes of Neal Huntington’s daily press conference, Huntington declined to address whether the Pirates were close on Bobby Crosby....

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Bobby Crosby, Justin Duchscherer, Aroldis Chapman, Pitcher Values

Not much to talk about from day two of the Winter Meetings, but a few notes have come out today.  For the most part, it’s non-news for the Pirates: -Jennifer Langosch reports that Bobby Crosby is at or near the top of the priority list for the Pirates right now.  The Pirates have been looking for a player to push Ronny Cedeno defensively, and with Adam Everett off the board, the pursuit of Crosby has heated up....

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Winter Meetings Notebook: A Quiet First Day

Is it just me, or does it seem like day one of the MLB Winter Meetings was the calm before the storm for the Pittsburgh Pirates? I don’t think the Pirates are going to light the world on fire and sign a few top free agents, or make some blockbuster trade, but it certainly looks like we could see some moves in the next few days.  Consider the following events: -The Pirates need one spot cleared on the 40-man roster by today,...

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Pirates interested in Nady, Crosby, Villone, and Hensley

A few updates from Dejan Kovacevic over at the PBC Blog from the last two days: -The Pirates have expressed interest in former Pirates Xavier Nady and Ron Villone.  DK mentions that the team is just contacting these players to let them know they’d be interested if they’re available closer to Spring Training.  Nady would be a good buy low option at this point for first base and right field.  He’s coming...

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