Pirates Motivated to Move Kevin Correia

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN has three updates on Twitter, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to deal starting pitcher Kevin Correia. Crasnick says that the Pirates are letting teams know that the right-hander is available. He adds that a source says they’re motivated to move Correia, even though he’s won six straight decisions. Finally, he notes that Correia is owed $1 M the remainder of the year, and could be a potentially low-cost option for teams who aren’t in the Zack Greinke/Josh Johnson mix.

  • I wouldn’t trade Correia, he’s shown a lot.

  • buccotime57
    July 26, 2012 5:37 pm

    I feel like we are chasing our tail… trade for one starting pitcher than trade a different one who is pitching well…

    • Because Wandy and Kevin are totally the same pitcher. This isn’t about who’s hot right now, it’s about who’s going to be a better pitcher for the next two months, and possibly even into October. Think about it like that for a second, and tell me you’d still rather have Correia.

      • buccotime57
        July 26, 2012 7:45 pm

        i also understand that wandy will be here for next year as well…i think we should go to a six man rotation for a few weeks we are in a brutal stretch right now…give everyone an extra day until mid august…it killed us last year..

  • Who needs starting pitching that we could match up with. Would have to be a contender, since he would just be a 2 month rental, and preferably, an American League contender.

  • Greatone1210
    July 26, 2012 5:25 pm

    I would rather move Bedard. But what do I know?

  • If anything, with his current winning streak, the Bucs would be able to sell high on him. Or at least higher than if he was consistently mediocre.

    • Dave Parker's Unfiltered Camel
      July 26, 2012 5:18 pm

      Looking at his numbers, he’s a legit #4 or #5. I would think that a team badly in need of pitching could use him.