A Platoon at First Base Seems Most Likely For the Pirates
Nov25

A Platoon at First Base Seems Most Likely For the Pirates

The Pirates have employed a platoon at first base in each of the last two years, trying to find a right-handed hitter to pair with Garrett Jones. Now it seems they’re in the opposite situation. They added Gaby Sanchez at the 2012 trade deadline, and saw Sanchez put up great numbers against lefties in 2013. However, Jones struggled, and was designated for assignment today. The move today didn’t really change any future...

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Pirates Checked on Lance Berkman
Nov21

Pirates Checked on Lance Berkman

It seems that pursuing players who are considering retirement is the new market inefficiency. The Pittsburgh Pirates checked on Lance Berkman, according to Travis Sawchik, but were told that he’s leaning toward retirement. Pirates made a call on Lance Berkman but agent says he's leaning toward retirement — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) November 21, 2013 Berkman is at the end of his career, and has been on a decline....

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Rockies making push for Lance Berkman

Per Troy Renck of the Denver Post. The Pirates are reportedly interested in Berkman.

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Lance Berkman likely to cost $7 million

Per Jeff Passan:

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The Pirates Should Do Nothing This Off-Season

Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates lost out on their top free agent target, Jorge De La Rosa, after the left hander signed an incredibly player friendly deal to remain in Colorado.  Now that De La Rosa is gone, the focus shifts to some of the other names the Pirates are pursuing.  Honestly, looking at some of the names, I think they should just pack it in this winter. Dejan Kovacevic takes a look at the middle tier, which is now the...

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