Pirates trade Ronald Uviedo for Dana Eveland

Earlier today I saw that the Pirates were preparing to claim Dana Eveland from the Toronto Blue Jays.  Eveland had been designated for assignment on May 23rd by the Blue Jays, after posting a 6.45 ERA in 44.2 innings in Toronto’s rotation. Then I saw that the acquisition wasn’t a waiver claim, but was actually a trade, with the Pirates sending Ronald Uviedo to Toronto in exchange for Eveland.  I will say that...

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Pirates trade Jonathan Van Every to Red Sox

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Jonathan Van Every to the Boston Red Sox, according to Rob Biertempfel.  Van Every was acquired by the Pirates last year after being released by the Red Sox.  In 35 at-bats in Indianapolis this year, he put up a .314/.368/.543 line, with two homers.  Van Every is 30 years old, so he’s not really a prospect, but he could have made a decent bench player, with a chance to...

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Pirates trade Virgil Vasquez to Rays for PTBNL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Virgil Vasquez to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Trib.  Last night Dejan Kovacevic tweeted that the Pirates were in “very minor” trade talks with the Rays, and that the deal could include Vasquez. Chances are the return on this deal will be minimal, and might even be cash considerations.  With Kevin Hart, Donald Veal, Chris...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Off-Season Tracker

The Off-Season tracker will keep a list of all of the additions the Pittsburgh Pirates have made during the 2009/2010 off-season. The 2010 Proj. Role is the projected role for the player in question, according to the opinion of this web site. The 2010 salary is the major league salary. Official salaries are in bold. ┬áSalaries in italics are only if the player makes the active roster. ┬áSalary totals don’t include potential...

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Response to the Murray Chass article

The article written by Murray Chass has been floating around the past few days on various sites, receiving mixed reviews. Some Pirates fans, who don’t like the direction the Pirates are going, see the article as validation of their complaints. Other Pirates fans, and some outlets who are neutral (MLB Trade Rumors), have disagreed with the contents of the article. Count me in with the latter. It’s not that I am saying...

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