Will Ryan Doumit Be Traded This Weekend?

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the addition of Kevin Correia yesterday around 5:00 PM, which was supposed to come with a corresponding move where the Pirates would remove someone from the 40-man roster, creating space for Correia.  However, we learned yesterday that the Pirates have until Monday to make such a decision, as that is when the move becomes MLB official (presumably due to MLB office hours). We knew Correia had agreed to...

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Pirates Stepping up Efforts to Trade Doumit

Following the signing of Lyle Overbay, Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are stepping up their efforts to trade catcher Ryan Doumit.  Doumit will make $5.1 M in 2011, and after the addition of Overbay, will move to the bench as a very expensive backup catcher. Doumit’s market value might have seen an increase recently, after the Yankees signed Russell Martin.  Doumit and Martin are both very similar players...

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2010 Winter Meetings Recap

The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are clearly a big deal.  All you have to do is look at the amount of transactions and news around the league over the last four days to see this.  The meetings get the most attention during the off-season, and because of that, they often receive more focus than they should, at least in terms of grading the off-season moves. The Pirates were busy during the meetings, adding left handed pitcher...

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Pirates Close to Deal for Kawakami?

Rob Biertempfel tweets that a source tells him the Pittsburgh Pirates seem to be close to a deal for Kenshin Kawakami.  He says that money is one hold up, and that another holdup is when/if Paul Maholm is dealt.  Could be two situations to watch today. Yesterday I looked at why the Pirates might be looking at Kawakami.  The ideal situation would be for the Pirates to take on a large sum of his salary in exchange for acquiring a cheap...

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Winter Meetings Notebook: Rule 5 Draft Preview

Day three of the winter meetings wrapped up without any moves being made by the Pittsburgh Pirates, although we did have several rumors and updates about players the Pirates are talking to.  Day four will almost certainly bring at least one transaction, as the 2010 Rule 5 draft will take place at 9:00 AM, with the Pirates having the first overall pick. The Pirates haven’t said whether they will use the selection, or trade it...

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