Recapping Today’s Trade Rumors With About an Hour to Go
Jul31

Recapping Today’s Trade Rumors With About an Hour to Go

There have been a ton of rumors today after a really slow build up to the trade deadline. Apparently someone forgot to turn the hot stove on until last night. However, there hasn’t been much action for the Pirates. There are a lot of names being thrown around, but nothing that sounds close to a deal. It’s almost like the situation my college roommate and I would get in near exam time. We’d have a deadline, and...

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Trade Values: Jeff Samardzija
Jul31

Trade Values: Jeff Samardzija

Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were really interested in Jeff Samardzija. James Santelli broke down the rumors, noting that the Pirates like Samardzija more than other teams. He also provided his thoughts on the deal in that article. Here is the value of Samardzija, with my analysis and thoughts on him below. NOTE: The purpose here isn’t to suggest the Pirates are offering this amount for these players.  The...

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Jeff Samardzija to Pirates? Cubs Have Listened to Trade Offers
Jul31

Jeff Samardzija to Pirates? Cubs Have Listened to Trade Offers

The Chicago Cubs have listened to teams about trading starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, according to Peter Gammons on MLB Network. “They weren’t getting what they thought they were getting,” said Gammons, who added that the Cubs tried to sign Samardzija to an extension. There is a chance the Pirates could be talking with the Cubs about Samardzija, according to the Chicago Tribune‘s Phil Rogers. Clint Hurdle and...

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Pirates’ Bats Jump on Samardzija to Support Burnett in 6-2 Victory

Pirates starter A.J. Burnett took a shutout bid into the 9th inning and mound opponent Jeff Samardzija allowed a season-high eight hits to a lineup he usually dominates en route to a 6-2 Pittsburgh win on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Burnett became the first Pirates starter to pitch into the 8th inning this season, tossing 8⅓ innings and allowing only four hits. The veteran righty took a no-hit bid into the 5th inning and a shutout bid...

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Francisco Liriano Digs Up A Gem In 1-0 Pirates Win

Slider. Changeup. Slider. Slider. Slider. Slider. Slider. Changeup. Changeup. Slider. Changeup. Slider. Slider. Slider. Changeup. Slider. Slider. Fastball! Slider. Those were the pitches Francisco Liriano threw to get Cubs batters to swing and miss en route to nine strikeouts in the Pirates’ 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Liriano gave up only one hit in his seven innings of work. Those 19 whiffs demonstrated...

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