All posts tagged "trade rumors"

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    Pirates Tried to Trade for Hardy on Thursday

    The Pirates tried to trade for Hardy on Thursday. It seems like a certainty that the Pittsburgh Pirates will try to upgrade their starting shortstop position in 2011.  We've heard that the team is interested in J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett.  Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates tried to trade for Hardy...

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    Pirates Will Still Look to Upgrade Shortstop

    The Pirates are still looking to upgrade at shortstop. Yesterday there were some questions as to whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would still pursue a shortstop upgrade after signing Ronny Cedeno to a one year deal with a 2012 option.  Jennifer Langosch mentions today that the team will still look to upgrade the...

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    Non-Tender Deadline Preview

    The non-tender deadline is tonight, Thursday night, at midnight.  Teams must decide whether to tender their arbitration eligible players contracts, or non-tender them and allow them to become free agents.  This can lead to some potential trades, as one team's non-tender candidate can be another team's treasure.  The Pirates shouldn't have any...

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    Pirates Interested in Bartlett and Hardy

    The Pirates are interested in Hardy and Bartlett and are in a favorable position. Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have an interest in shortstops J.J. Hardy from Minnesota, and Jason Bartlett from Tampa Bay.  Morosi also mentions that the Pirates may have caught a break in the shortstop market,...

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    Shortstop Updates

    Hardy is the best option available to upgrade the Pirates at shortstop. A few updates on the shortstop front today: -The Pirates were never linked to him, and it was only my wish list, but Ryan Theriot was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, in exchange for Blake Hawksworth. -Jon Paul Morosi...

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    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...

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    Daily Recap: De La Rosa to Colorado

    De La Rosa is close to signing with the Rockies. 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...

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    Pirates One of Five Teams Interested in Bartlett

    The Pirates are 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...

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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....

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