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Friday Trade Rumors: Headley, Hanrahan

Published on July 27, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

- Jayson Stark writes that the Pirates are among four teams that are aggressively pursuing Padres 3B Chase Headley, but does add that they are less motivated to make a deal at the current moment than they were before. Headley might be the best available hitter in this year’s deadline. His .267/.359/.428 line may not

 
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Starling Marte homers in 1st AB in 5-3 Win over Astros

Final: Pirates 5, Astros 3 WP: A.J. Burnett (12-3, 3.52 ERA) LP: Dallas Keuchel (1-3, 4.63 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (30, 2.23 ERA) Starling Marte‘s career couldn’t have started off any better. Making his Major League debut, leading off in left field, Marte homered to left center field on the very first pitch he ever

 
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Wednesday Trade Rumors: Chase Headley has “Strong Probability” of Being Dealt

Published on July 25, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

The Pirates started off their trade season with acquiring Wandy Rodriguez yesterday, but they probably aren’t done. – Jon Heyman reports that the market for Chase Headley is “extremely strong” and he is likely to be dealt in the next week. As many as ten teams have inquired on the 28-year old, with the Pirates

 
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Starling Marte promoted from Triple-A

Just heard from a source that OF prospect Starling Marte will join the #pirates in Houston. — Kristy Robinson (@Kristy_Robinson) July 25, 2012   Finally! It’s been a while, but a lot of people have been clamoring for the Pirates to call up their #1 hitting prospect, Starling Marte after he has shown that he

 
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Breaking Down the Wandy Rodriguez Deal

Published on July 25, 2012 by in Features

I was sitting at a local restaurant here in Louisville following a walk-off defeat of the Web Gems, my softball team, when I saw this tweet: #Pirates closing in on Wandy. tomsinger.mlblogs.com/2012/07/25/pir… — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) July 25, 2012 I didn’t even click on the link, but I thought to myself, “That would be pretty

 
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Pirates Acquire Wandy Rodriguez from Astros

The @Pirates have acquired LHP Wandy Rodriguez & cash from the #Astros for Rudy Owens, Colton Cain & Robbie Grossman. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 25, 2012   The Pirates have made their first splash as MLB’s Trade Deadline nears by acquiring Astros LHP Wandy Rodriguez for minor leaguers Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens, and Colton

 
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