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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Daily Recap: De La Rosa to Colorado

The big news from today is that Jorge De La Rosa is close to a three year deal with the Colorado Rockies.  We heard earlier today that the left hander could decide sooner, rather than later, although Colorado wasn’t willing to go more than three years, which seemed to set them at a disadvantage.  However, De La Rosa was comfortable in Colorado, according to Ken Rosenthal: But De La Rosa is comfortable in Colorado and works well...

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Pirates One of Five Teams Interested in Bartlett

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tampa Bay Rays are closer to trading shortstop Jason Bartlett than ever before, and mentions the Pittsburgh Pirates as one of five teams that have shown interest.  I looked at two potentially available shortstops earlier today in J.J. Hardy and Ryan Theriot, but didn’t include Bartlett for a very specific reason.  There are two things that stick out when I look at Bartlett’s career numbers....

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Morosi: Pirates Could Deal Hanrahan or Meek

Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports had the following comment about Pittsburgh Pirates relievers Joel Hanrahan and Evan Meek in his column today: The Pirates are comfortable with their internal options at closer, Evan Meek and Joel Hanrahan. But one source suggested that Pittsburgh could deal one of the two and sign a replacement. Dealing one of the two relievers would be a smart move for the Pirates, depending on the return.  Both are very...

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No Trade For Jesus Feliciano

UPDATE 11:43 AM: Looks like this was a false alarm.  Feliciano was summoned to Pittsburgh, leaving Rubin to guess that he would be joining the Pirates.  It turns out that Barajas was claimed by the Dodgers, and Feliciano will take his place on the roster.  The only involvement the Pirates had in this was that they were playing the Mets today, in Pittsburgh. As I said below, the deal didn’t make any sense for the Pirates. –...

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