All posts tagged "free agent rumors"

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    Pirates Show Interest in Lance Berkman

    The Pirates have expressed interest in Berkman. The Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in a lot of players this off-season, although most of those players have been pitchers.  In an interview with Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle, former Houston Astros first baseman Lance Berkman lists the Pirates as one of the...

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    Pirates ‘Deeply Interested’ in Scott Olsen

    The Pirates are "deeply interested" in Olsen. According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates are "deeply interested" in former Washington Nationals starter Scott Olsen.  Olsen was outrighted off of the Nationals' roster earlier this month, and the left hander chose free agency. Olsen had his best season in 2008, with a 4.20...

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    De La Rosa Offered Arbitration

    De La Rosa was offered arbitration, but are the Pirates really pursuing him? As expected, the Colorado Rockies offered Jorge De La Rosa arbitration, meaning that any team that ends up signing the left hander will have to give up their first round pick (or in the case of the Pirates, their...

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    Gammons: Pirates Offering Big

    Peter Gammons relayed a quote from an agent yesterday on the status of the free agent market: Agent:"3 years Buck, Benoit. Pirates, Royals offering big. This is a great market. Angels, Red Sox, Mets could be left behind" To break down the quote, the agent references the three year deals to John...

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    One Step Closer to a Starting Pitching Upgrade?

    Will the Pirates use Duke's money to upgrade the rotation, just like Capps/Dotel in 2010? Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered Matt Capps, after trying to trade their former closer and getting no interest.  Following the non-tender, Pirates' GM Neal Huntington said that the money that would have gone to Capps would...

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    Is Jorge De La Rosa the Right Choice?

    The Pirates are one of the most aggressive teams going after De La Rosa. The Pittsburgh Pirates have shown a lot of interest in the starting pitching market so far this off-season.  The bulk of their reported interest has been in bounce back candidates and injury risks like Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis,...

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    Pirates Have an Interest in Brandon Webb

    The Pirates have an interest in Webb. According to Jerry Crasnick, the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams with an interest in starting pitcher Brandon Webb.  Webb missed the entire 2010 season with a shoulder injury, and only made one start in 2009.  He made an appearance in the instructional leagues...

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    Pirates Interested in Jeff Francis

    The Pirates are interested in Francis. Earlier today, Rob Biertempfel wrote that former Colorado Rockies' starter Jeff Francis was on the Pittsburgh Pirates' radar.  ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported this afternoon that the Pirates were one of at least five teams who were interested in the left handed starter, mentioning the Mariners, Brewers,...

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    Clint Hurdle and the Colorado Connection

    Expect a lot of Colorado connections with Hurdle as the new manager. Now that the Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle, expect a lot of connections to the Colorado Rockies, both with potential free agent acquisitions, and with potential additions to the coaching staff.  Troy Renck, the beat writer for the Denver...

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    Pirates’ Top Target is Jorge de la Rosa

    The Pirates' top free agent target is de la Rosa. It seems like every year the Pittsburgh Pirates go in to the off-season with some sort of comments about how they will explore the starting pitching market, although for the last three years that has been the extent of their talk, with...

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