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.

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Rumor Tracker

There is no shortage of rumors throughout the off-season.  Those rumors can start by a simple mention of a player, and spread like wildfire, to the point where a day after the mention fans are penciling the player in to future lineups, regardless of whether the team is actually pursuing the player.  Eventually, it gets hard to determine how the rumor started, or how much truth there is to the rumor.  I will be keeping track of all of...

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Rotation Options: Bonderman, Davis, Takahashi

Rob Biertempfel has an article looking at the Pirates’ search for pitching this off-season.  Biertempfel highlights two pitchers who could be a fit for the Pirates: Jeremy Bonderman and Doug Davis (note: he’s not saying the Pirates are targeting these players). Bonderman isn’t an appealing option.  He’s only 28 years old, but he’s had a horrible career.  His highlight was the 2006 season, when he posted a...

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