Tag: Jorge de la Rosa

De La Rosa close to deal with Rockies

The Pirates appear to be missing out on their top free agent target. According to Ken Rosenthal, starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa is close to signing with the Colorado Rockies.
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De La Rosa Offered Arbitration

As expected, the Colorado Rockies offered Jorge De La Rosa arbitration, meaning that any team that ends up signing the left hander will have to give up their first round pick (or in the case of the Pirates, their second round pick).  This isn’t a big surprise, as the Rockies wanted to bring De La […]
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Gammons: Pirates Offering Big

Peter Gammons relayed a quote from an agent yesterday on the status of the free agent market: Agent:”3 years Buck, Benoit. Pirates, Royals offering big. This is a great market. Angels, Red Sox, Mets could be left behind” To break down the quote, the agent references the three year deals to John Buck and Joaquin […]
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One Step Closer to a Starting Pitching Upgrade?

Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered Matt Capps, after trying to trade their former closer and getting no interest.  Following the non-tender, Pirates’ GM Neal Huntington said that the money that would have gone to Capps would go to finding a replacement.  The Pirates went on to sign Octavio Dotel for $3.5 M, and also […]
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Is Jorge De La Rosa the Right Choice?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have shown a lot of interest in the starting pitching market so far this off-season.  The bulk of their reported interest has been in bounce back candidates and injury risks like Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, and Justin Duchscherer.  That’s similar to the approach they took last season.  Last year the Pirates had […]
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Biertempfel: Pirates target Jorge de la Rosa

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Contemplating Jorge de la Rosa

Rob Biertempfel reported Tuesday that Pirates management is planning to pursue free agent pitcher Jorge de la Rosa this offseason. De la Rosa has been a popular target of many Pirates fans, but he represents a risk I would not take.
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Clint Hurdle and the Colorado Connection

Now that the Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle, expect a lot of connections to the Colorado Rockies, both with potential free agent acquisitions, and with potential additions to the coaching staff.  Troy Renck, the beat writer for the Denver Post, has some speculation today on both fronts. Renck mentioned that it would be interesting […]
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Pirates’ Top Target is Jorge de la Rosa

It seems like every year the Pittsburgh Pirates go in to the off-season with some sort of comments about how they will explore the starting pitching market, although for the last three years that has been the extent of their talk, with no specific names being mentioned.  This year could be different.  Today, Rob Biertempfel […]
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Pirates Linked to Jorge De La Rosa

Troy Renck of the Denver Post had a Tweet tonight mentioning the Pittsburgh Pirates as a team who is believed to have interest in former Colorado Rockies’ starter Jorge de la Rosa. Yanks interest in de la Rosa no surprise. They are in on everybody. Nats. Brewers Rangers pirates also believed to have interest. Nothing […]
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