Pirates Inquired on Octavio Dotel

The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of seven teams to have inquired on Octavio Dotel, according to a tweet from Enrique Rojas of ESPN (tweet is in Spanish).  Rojas mentions the Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and New York Yankees as other teams interested, which leaves one team out. The Pirates signed Dotel last season to be their closer, then flipped him at the trade deadline to the Los Angeles...

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Dodgers Trade Octavio Dotel to the Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Octavio Dotel to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later.  While that news doesn’t really have any impact on the Pittsburgh Pirates, it provides a perfect opportunity to take a look at what might have been one of Neal Huntington’s best trades so far. The Dodgers acquired Dotel from the Pirates at the trade deadline in exchange for James McDonald and Andrew Lambo....

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Defending the Chan Ho Park addition

Over the past couple weeks, the Pirates unloaded four veteran relievers who had helped contribute to a solid bullpen in 2010. Yesterday, in an attempt to solidify the disrupted pen, the Bucs claimed Chris Resop and Chan Ho Park off waivers. The Resop addition was applauded, but critics have scoffed at the decision to bring in Park. I have spent parts of the morning wondering why.

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2010 Trade Deadline Recap

The 2010 trade deadline was kind of surreal.  In previous years, I would check MLB Trade Rumors several times a day, always trying to keep up with the latest rumors on where Pittsburgh Pirates players could end up.  This year there was very little trade talk, to the point where I went days without even going to the site at all.  Part of that was because the Pirates had traded so much away last year, but another part was that they...

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How today’s trades affect the Pirates’ 2010 season

The Pirates roster did not contain many obvious trade chips as we approached the 2010 trade deadline, but that did not keep Neal Huntington from wheeling and dealing today. Huntington utilized five players that he signed this past offseason, sending Ryan Church, Bobby Crosby and D.J. Carrasco to Arizona, Javier Lopez to the Giants and Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers. Let’s take a look at how all of these roster changes will affect the remainder of the 2010 season.

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