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 expect them shortly. -JD They were right. The Hanrahan deal was finished after Christmas, as in done today, Boxing Day — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) December 26,...

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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, so like most of this deal we’re analyzing aspects of the trade without even knowing all of the details. In...

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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 Pirates to take. I was on TribLIVE Radio this afternoon further discussing the deal. ¬†Liriano is a great gamble for the Pirates to take. He’s definitely got some...

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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 Am told #Pirates now targeting #Dodgers SS Dee Gordon and #RedSox SS Jose Iglesias in Hanrahan trade talks now that Liriano is...

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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 2010, but couldn’t swing a deal. Cafardo speculates on some of the names involved, noting that the Red Sox may be willing to give...

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