Tag: Mitch Moreland

Monday Evening Rumors and Notes

We have had a few rumors involving the Pirates during the course of the day. Nothing big enough for an individual article here, but worth mentioning due to the sources. Jerry Crasnick is reporting that the Pirates could be one of the teams in on Jeff Francoeur if he doesn’t return to the Phillies. The […]
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Pirates Are Reportedly Discussing Mitch Moreland With the Rangers

Over the weekend there was a rumor that connected the Pirates to Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers. Moreland is expected to make $5.6 M in his final year of arbitration, and would be a good upgrade for the Pirates at first base, providing defense and potentially following up strong on his 2.1 WAR season […]
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First Pitch: Previewing the 2015 Winter Meetings For the Pirates

The MLB Winter Meetings start tomorrow and run through Thursday. This is the biggest event of the off-season in terms of potential moves, and in terms of kicking off the action around the league. That already started this past week with the signings of some of the top pitchers on the market, and the action […]
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Pirates Are Aggressively Pursuing Mitch Moreland

According to Evan Grant of the Dallas News, the Pittsburgh Pirates are aggressively pursuing first baseman Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers. With Pedro Alvarez gone, the Pirates are looking for a lefty bat to complement Michael Morse at first base until Josh Bell is ready to take over the position. Moreland is due to […]
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First Pitch: Pirates Are in a Great Bargaining Position For First...

Earlier today, Jeff Sullivan wrote an article on FanGraphs about the Pittsburgh Pirates and what is really available for them at first base. Sullivan noted that the Pirates have their choice of trade options (like Mitch Moreland, Justin Smoak, or Ike Davis), a free agent like Kendrys Morales, or staying internal with Andrew Lambo. Sullivan […]
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Pirates Interested in Ike Davis and Mitch Moreland

It appears the Pittsburgh Pirates are still looking for a first baseman via trade after the Winter Meetings. Jon Heyman reports that they are interested in Ike Davis and Mitch Moreland. #prates have interest in ike davis & mitch moreland via trade — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 17, 2013 I wrote about both players in […]
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Who are the Remaining First Base Options?

James Loney is off the market, and the Pittsburgh Pirates are still looking for a first baseman. Fortunately for the Pirates, the Milwaukee Brewers are the only real competition. There are several first base options on the trade market who could fill a need. Here is a quick rundown of the remaining players. Ike Davis […]
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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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James Loney Emerging as the Top Choice For the Pirates

Jayson Stark of ESPN says that clubs who have talked to the Pirates believe that James Loney is emerging as their top choice. Clubs that have talked to #Pirates believe James Loney emerging as their top choice at 1B. Heard they've also asked on Adam Lind & Moreland — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 4, 2013 […]
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