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A Farewell to Joel Hanrahan

For the record, and I’ll get into it more later, I think the trade for Joel Hanrahan was pretty fair for both teams. I don’t think there’s a winner or a loser. As a Pirates fan, you have to realize that spending $7 million on someone who pitches 60 innings a year just is not

 
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Pirates Trade Joel Hanrahan to Red Sox in Six-Player Deal

Today, it was announced that the Pirates and Red Sox had, indeed finalized a deal that sends RHP Joel Hanrahan and 2B Brock Holt to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for RHP Mark Melancon, OF/1B Jerry Sands, 2B Ivan De Jesus, and RHP Stolmy Pimentel. Hanrahan, 31, was acquired by Pittsburgh in 2009 from

 
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Knobler: Tigers Not Interested in Joel Hanrahan

The Tigers are in need of a late-inning reliever or closer and have a young, solid starting pitcher that they are likely to trade. The Pirates need a solid starting pitcher and have a late-inning reliever or closer that they are likely to trade. Because of those two things, many have wondered that a deal

 
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Bucs Re-Sign Jason Grilli to Two-Year Deal

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Jason Grilli has (for real this time) re-signed with the Pirates for two years pending a physical. Terms have not yet been disclosed. Also, this might be a first: Grilli preferred Pirates. Turned down slightly bigger offers elsewhere to stay. — DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 10, 2012   Grilli has been

 
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Russell Martin Drawing Significant Interest from Pirates

According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, catcher Russell Martin is drawing significant interest from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers. The Yankees are still seen as the favorite to resign him, but will have to deal with some competition. Martin, who will be 30 in March, is coming off a season where he

 
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Monday Evening Pirates News and Notes

Yesterday marked the 20th Anniversary of “The Slide.” Screw you, ESPN. Just a reminder to everyone that week one of the Arizona Fall League is in the books. The site’s AFL page is updated daily with how the Pirates’ prospects are doing. Kristy Robinson reports that as of now, both Alen Hanson and Kyle McPherson

 
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