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 that the Pirates can afford to spend $8-10 M on two different players, without going over $50 M in payroll over the next few...

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Non-Tender and Waiver Claim Possibilities

There are several rumors going around about players who could be possible non-tender options by the Friday deadline, as well as a few players who were placed on waivers today that would be interesting options for the Pirates.  Here are a few that caught my eye, with some analysis on each player.  I’ll go through the waiver options first: Ryan Church - Rafael Soriano accepted arbitration, which meant the Atlanta Braves...

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