All posts tagged "free agent rumors"

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    Pirates Made Offer to Bill Hall?

    The Pirates may have an offer out to Hall. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has an interesting tweet, implying that the Pittsburgh Pirates have made an offer to Bill Hall, and that Hall could be the starting second baseman if he accepts the offer.  The only way that would happen is...

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    Pirates Inquired on Octavio Dotel

    The Pirates have inquired on Dotel. The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of seven teams to have inquired on Octavio Dotel, according to a tweet from Enrique Rojas of ESPN (tweet is in Spanish).  Rojas mentions the Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and New York Yankees as other teams...

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    Pirates Interested in Bartolo Colon, Alfredo Amezaga

    Colon has lost 40 pounds and is pitching well, but after quitting on his last two teams he wouldn't be an ideal fit for the Pirates. Dejan Kovacevic has an update this morning from the Winter Meetings, with two new players that the Pirates are interested in. -The Pirates have scouted Bartolo...

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    Are the Pirates Building Trade Depth?

    With the Pirates looking at relievers, it increases the chances that Hanrahan could be traded this off-season. It's hard to draw any conclusions about the projected 2011 roster this early in the off-season, but after two days of the MLB Winter Meetings there are two trends that suggest the Pittsburgh Pirates could...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Platoons

    The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal. The lone move the Pittsburgh Pirates made on day two was the signing of outfielder Matt Diaz.  The Pirates were reported to have interest in Diaz last week after he was non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves.  The signing of Diaz raises an interesting...

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    Pirates Making Offers to Relievers

    The Pirates are targeting relievers like J.J. Putz and Kevin Gregg. Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Pittsburgh Pirates are showing interest and making offers on a number of free agent relievers.  Rosenthal mentions that the team made an offer to J.J. Putz, who recently signed a two year, $10 M deal with...

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    Pirates Inquired on Orlando Cabrera

    The Pirates have inquired on Cabrera. According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have inquired on free agent shortstop Orlando Cabrera.  Dejan mentions that he doesn't know the level of interest in Cabrera, just that the team inquired on him. Cabrera, who just turned 36 last month, is on the downside of...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: It’s All About Pitching

    The Washington Nationals made a huge splash on the free agent market on Sunday, announcing a seven year, $126 M deal with outfielder Jayson Werth.  The deal has gotten a lot of attention, both due to the impact of the signing on the free agent market, and the statement the Nationals made....

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    Pirates Looking at Kevin Correia

    The Pirates are looking at Correia. Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at free agent starting pitcher Kevin Correia.  Rosenthal added "among others" which I take to mean the Pirates are looking at other starters. Correia is a year removed from a strong season in the San Diego rotation,...

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    Pirates Strongly Pursuing Jeremy Accardo

    The Pirates are deeply interested in Accardo. Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are "deeply interested" in relief pitcher Jeremy Accardo.  The last player the Pirates were "deeply interested" in was Scott Olsen.  Today, the Pirates agreed on a deal with Olsen, although the deal isn't finalized yet. Accardo has been...

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