The Pirates Might Be Best With Mercer and Barmes in 2014
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The Pirates Might Be Best With Mercer and Barmes in 2014

The free agent market is always weak when it comes to shortstop. Some years there are guys like Jose Reyes, but they usually go to the highest bidders on massive contracts. Most teams hold onto their shortstops, and most teams hoard shortstop prospects. As a result, if the Pirates want a good shortstop, they’re going to have to develop one internally. That could happen in a few years with Alen Hanson. Until then, the Pirates...

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Thursday Trade Rumors: Middle of the Order Bat, Quentin, Stephen Drew

Here are the latest trade rumors, with any additional rumors being added to the bottom throughout the day. **Jim Bowden reports that the Pirates are aggressively trying to land a middle of the order bat. He also notes that Neal Huntington’s first choice is Justin Upton, but says that Huntington would have to deal Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, plus Starling Marte, to get a deal done. **One middle of the order bat the Pirates...

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The Quixotic Search for a Shortstop – Part 2

The second and final part of this series will look at the state of shortstops around the major leagues.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 2001

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign player. John Van Benschoten received a $2,300,000 signing bonus. Jeremy Guthrie was drafted in the first round by the Indians in 2002, and signed for $3,000,000. Stephen Drew was drafted in the first round by the Diamondbacks in 2005, and signed a five year major league deal for $5,500,000 with a $4,000,000 signing...

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