All posts tagged "Jeff Francis"

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    2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Meetings Preview

    The 2010 MLB Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow, and run through Thursday afternoon, finishing off with the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  Leading up to the meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to a lot of free agents, but have yet to make a move, outside of letting a few players from...

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    Pirates looking at Francis, Bonderman

    Per Rob Biertempfel on Tuesday: Look for the Pirates to be among the serious bidders for free-agent pitcher Jorge de la Rosa. Jeff Francis and Jeremy Bonderman also are on their radar.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates'...

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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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    Potential Off-Season Targets: Starting Pitchers

    Last week I reviewed the off-season needs for the Pirates, noting that the team could use at least one starting pitcher among their needs on the external market.  Yesterday I looked over the future payroll commitments to see what the Pirates could afford to spend on any external additions.  The result was...

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