All posts tagged "Joel Hanrahan"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Today’s Cuts Bring Up the Hanrahan Trade Again

    Mark Melancon was one of the main pieces in the Joel Hanrahan trade. The Pittsburgh Pirates made their first round of cuts today at the major league level. Two of the players who were cut were Jerry Sands and Stolmy Pimentel, who made up half of the return for Joel Hanrahan over...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Pirates Payroll and a Realistic View on Salary Dumps

    When the Pirates make a move that cuts salary -- such as what happened in the Joel Hanrahan trade -- you hear the usual "salary dump" cries. Technically the move was a salary dump. The Pirates saved about $6.5 M in the move. Dumping salary might have even been a key reason...

  • Analysis
    Why the Joel Hanrahan Trade is a Good Move

    The Joel Hanrahan trade was completed today, with Hanrahan and Brock Holt going to Boston. The Pirates received four players in the trade: Jerry Sands, Mark Melancon, Stolmy Pimentel, and Ivan De Jesus Jr. Here are my thoughts on each player in the deal, and the overall trade. From the Pirates Joel...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Trade Joel Hanrahan and Brock Holt to the Red Sox

    After hearing on Sunday that there will be no news on the Pirates and Red Sox deal for Joel Hanrahan until after Christmas, we hear news this afternoon from Peter Gammons on Twitter that the deal is done. No details as of yet, but if he is saying the deal is done, I'd...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Mark Melancon and Remembering When Joel Hanrahan Was a Throw In

    There seems to be some debate over whether relief pitcher Mark Melancon is involved in the pending Joel Hanrahan trade. A few outlets are reporting that Melancon is in the deal, although other outlets are saying that Melancon himself hasn't been told anything. The Hanrahan trade will be delayed until after Christmas,...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Thoughts on Liriano, Hanrahan, the Rotation, and the Payroll

    Some quick hits tonight in the aftermath of the Francisco Liriano deal. I was on the road most of the day today, and had a lot of time to think about the fallout from this deal. **I mentioned earlier that I felt the Francisco Liriano deal was a good risk for the...

  • News and Rumors
    Joel Hanrahan Friday Rumors: Pirates Now Looking at Shortstops?

    According to John Perrotto, now that the Pirates have agreed to terms with Francisco Liriano, they have switched their trade preference in return for closer Joel Hanrahan. He mentions they are looking at Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon, as well as Jose Iglesias, the shortstop from the Boston Red Sox https://twitter.com/jperrotto/status/282177384902451201...

  • News and Rumors
    Hanrahan is Boston’s Top Bullpen Target

    Yesterday we heard from Jon Heyman that the Boston Red Sox were interested in closer Joel Hanrahan. The latest rumor on Hanrahan comes from the Boston Globe. Nick Cafardo of the Globe reports that Hanrahan "appears to be their top target". He notes that the Red Sox tried to get Hanrahan in...

  • News and Rumors
    Joel Hanrahan Rumors: Dodgers, Red Sox, and Tigers Updates

    Here are the latest Joel Hanrahan rumors: **Earlier today Rob Biertempfel reported that the Pirates are interested in Rick Porcello, but that the Detroit Tigers won't deal him straight up for Hanrahan. **Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers and Red Sox are showing interest in Hanrahan. Heyman notes that...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Pushing to Move Hanrahan

    Danny Knobler of CBS Sports has the latest on Joel Hanrahan. https://twitter.com/DKnobler/status/280814786021834752 We've heard that the Pirates are shopping Hanrahan, which isn't new. We've also heard Neal Huntington say that he'd be fine keeping Hanrahan and Jason Grilli in the same bullpen. I just can't see that happening, and if Knobler's sources...

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