Pirates Resuming Talks About Signing James Loney
Dec10

Pirates Resuming Talks About Signing James Loney

Buster Olney reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are resuming talks about signing James Loney. Pirates are resuming talks here about possibly signing James Loney. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 10, 2013 Yesterday all of the rumors surrounded trade options. Those included rumors that the Pirates were looking at Adam Lind and Logan Morrison. So far, a lot of the trade prices have been insane. The Blue Jays reportedly...

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First Pitch: The First Base Rumor Mill is Active
Dec10

First Pitch: The First Base Rumor Mill is Active

Day one of the Winter Meetings is over, and it was pretty uneventful for most of the league. There were a lot of rumors — or for the Pirates there were actual rumors and topics to discuss — but nothing went down. That’s kind of expected after all of the moves that were made last week. A lot of the rumors today seemed to indicate that some moves could be made later this week. That was especially true with the first...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Winter Meetings Preview
Dec09

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Winter Meetings Preview

The MLB Winter Meetings take place this week in Orlando, Florida. Normally this is the time where baseball’s off-season picks up steam, with a lot of transactions taking place. This year saw a ton of transactions take place the week before the meetings. The Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t one of the active teams last week, but they do have needs and could start to fill those needs in the upcoming days. Below is a preview of the...

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James Loney’s Asking Price a Reminder of Russell Martin
Dec04

James Loney’s Asking Price a Reminder of Russell Martin

Today we heard that James Loney is the top target for the Pirates at first base. In that article I posted an update from Jeff Passan that Loney was seeking three years and $27-30 M per year. Source: James Loney started offseason seeking a four-year, $40M deal. Belief is he's now seeking something in the three-year, $27-30M range. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 4, 2013 What a player is asking for and what a player...

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Is First Base Now a Buyer’s Market?
Dec04

Is First Base Now a Buyer’s Market?

There have been a few moves involving first base this off-season which have really shifted the market. The Twins had a need at first base, but filled that when they moved Joe Mauer to the position full time. The Rangers acquired Prince Fielder from the Tigers, and Detroit moved Miguel Cabrera across the diamond to replace Fielder. Those two moves eliminated at least two teams from the free agent market, without removing any free...

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