Tag: Mike Napoli

Pirates Have Shown Interest in Mike Napoli

According to Adam Berry on MLB.com, the Pittsburgh Pirates have expressed interest in free agent first baseman Mike Napoli. Berry also quotes Neal Huntington as saying the Pirates are “open to just about anything and everything” when looking into first baseman at this point. With Michael Morse as their best option now at first base, […]
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Pirates Could Be Interested in Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have looked into acquiring Red Sox’ first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Shane Victorino. Napoli is hitting .205/.301/.372, with 11 homers in 87 games this season. He is in the last year of his contract, getting paid $16M, so the Red Sox would likely have to pick up […]
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Mike Napoli Signs With Boston

Earlier this week we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates viewed Mike Napoli as the perfect fit for first base. The rumor was kind of in the same way that Clayton Kershaw would be the perfect fit for the starting rotation. It’s true, but the odds of Napoli going to the Pirates were slim to none. […]
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Is First Base Now a Buyer’s Market?

There have been a few moves involving first base this off-season which have really shifted the market. The Twins had a need at first base, but filled that when they moved Joe Mauer to the position full time. The Rangers acquired Prince Fielder from the Tigers, and Detroit moved Miguel Cabrera across the diamond to […]
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Pirates View Mike Napoli as the Perfect Fit at First Base,...

Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates view Mike Napoli as the perfect fit at first base, although you shouldn’t be penciling him into the lineup anytime soon. The pirates view mike Napoli as the perfect fit at first base but it doesn't appear they will lay out the cash needed […]
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James Loney Makes the Most Sense For the Pirates at First...

Throughout the off-season, I will be previewing the available free agents at a few positions of need for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The purpose of these articles is to explore the free agent market, and in my case, to dig deeper into the players who are available. I spend so much time focusing on the players […]
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