There is no shortage of rumors throughout the off-season. Those rumors can start by a simple mention of a player, and spread like wildfire, to the point where a day after the mention fans are penciling the player in to future lineups, regardless of whether the team is actually pursuing the player. Eventually, it gets hard to determine how the rumor started, or how much truth there is to the rumor. I will be keeping track of all of the rumors this off-season, including the source of the rumor, and the exact level of reported interest by the Pirates. The rumors will include free agent rumors and trade speculation. Players will only remain on the tracker as long as they are on the free agent market.
Date of First Rumor: 11/8/2010
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