Trade Deadline: What's left?

I have to say this: with every move, I’m loving the apparent plan by Neal Huntington more and more. It’s obvious that he’s blowing up the team and starting from scratch. But there’s an actual plan. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the majority of pitchers he’s acquired are ground ball pitchers who don’t necessarily throw hard, but have good control with a good out pitch, usually a...

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Pirates trade Freddy Sanchez for Tim Alderson

After a day full of rumors (well, more than a day), the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants for starting pitching prospect Tim Alderson. Alderson was ranked as the fourth best prospect in the San Francisco Giants’ system by Baseball America, and the second best pitching prospect behind Madison Bumgarner. He was rated as having the best curveball in the San Francisco system....

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Freddy Sanchez Trade Rumors

UPDATE 4:30 PM: Dejan Kovacevic reports that the offer from Sanchez ($6 M, $6.5 M, $7.5 M) was rejected by the Pirates.UPDATE 4:11 PM: Jennifer Langosch reports that the offer from Sanchez to the Pirates was 3 years/$20 M. If we assume the $8 M option next year would be guaranteed, that’s $6 M a year for the final two years. The Pirates were offering $5 M a year, which would be 3/$15 M. I’d say 3/$18 M would be a fair...

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Pirates trade Jack Wilson/Ian Snell to Seattle

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to the Seattle Mariners today. In return, the Pirates received Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Nathan Adcock, Brett Lorin, and Aaron Pribanic. Here is a rundown of all of the players in the deal: The Pirates give… Jack Wilson: Wilson’s defense helps play a big role for the Pirates, especially with a lack of replacement options in the system. Unless Seattle picks up...

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Rockies to trade for a RH reliever today…Capps?

UPDATE 3:49 PM: The Rockies acquired Rafael Betancourt from the Indians. The good news is that it doesn’t look like Eric Young Jr. is a part of the deal, so he’s still an option for us, although I’m not sure what the Rockies would want for him at this point. Purely speculation at this point, but a MLB.com report says that the Rockies will make a trade for a right handed reliever today. The Rockies have been said to...

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