All posts tagged "trade rumors"

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    Pirates Mulling Swap With Athletics?

    The Pirates are mulling a swap with Oakland. Rob Biertempfel of the Trib reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are mulling a swap with the Oakland Athletics that would include left handed pitcher Craig Breslow and outfielder Josh Willingham.  Biertempfel mentions that Garrett Jones would likely be out the door, although I'm not...

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    Pirates Have Also Checked on Conor Jackson

      The Pirates have shown interest in two Oakland bats. Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had been evaluating Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham.  Jerry Crasnick reports tonight that the Pirates have also checked on Oakland first baseman Conor Jackson, as well as Willingham.  Jackson is currently hitting for a...

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    Pirates Evaluating Josh Willingham

    We've heard in the last few days that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at veteran outfielders, although no names have been brought up.  Today, Buster Olney reports that the Pirates are evaluating outfielder Josh Willingham, and that they've been in contact with the Oakland Athletics. Willingham is currently hitting for a .247/.322/.439...

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    Rosenthal Full Count: Pirates Aggressively Pursuing Upgrades

    The Pirates should get a boost from the return of players like Tabata. In the latest segment of "Full Count" by Ken Rosenthal, the FOX Sports reporter goes in to detail about the Pittsburgh Pirates and some rumors as we head to the trade deadline.  The video can be found above, and the...

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    What Kind of Trade Value Does Hanrahan Have?

    What kind of value does Hanrahan have? Over the weekend, we learned that the Texas Rangers have inquired on Joel Hanrahan, making this the second instance that the Rangers have been connected to Hanrahan.  The Pittsburgh closer currently has a 1.66 ERA and is 13-for-13 with save opportunities, along with a 16:5...

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    Rangers Inquired on Joel Hanrahan

    Texas has inquired on Hanrahan. The Texas Rangers have inquired about Pittsburgh Pirates' closer Joel Hanrahan, according to Ken Rosenthal, via MLBTR.  This marks the second time the Rangers have been linked to Hanrahan.  Last July we heard that Texas inquired, and the Pirates' price was Neftali Feliz.  A Feliz/Hanrahan swap would...

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    Trade Rumors: Chris Snyder, Josh Rodriguez

    Snyder could be a good fit for the Red Sox if their catching issues continue. Two trade rumors from the weekend... -The Boston Red Sox have a hole at catcher.  Their starter, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, is currently off to a .186/.255/.233 start, with 17 stolen bases allowed in 23 attempts over 13 starts....

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market

    This is part two of a three part 2011 season preview.  The other two parts are below: 1. 19 Things to Watch For in 2011 2. The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market 3. Ten Pirates Prospects Who Could Make An Impact In 2011 The Pirates have been no strangers to trades over the last...

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    What Would Paul Maholm Be Worth?

    Maholm is open to an extension, but what is he worth? A lot of trade rumors have surrounded Paul Maholm this off-season.  The left hander is entering the final year of his three year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, earning $5.75 M this year.  He also has an option in 2012 for...

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    Pirates Have Some Interest in Armando Galarraga

    The Pirates have some interest in Galarraga, but a deal doesn't seem likely. Last week the Detroit Tigers designated right handed starter Armando Galarraga for assignment, only days after signing him to a one year, $2.3 M deal.  Detroit is currently engaging in trade talks for the right hander, and a deal...

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