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Report: Pirates Close to Deal with Jonathan Sanchez

Confirmed: #Pirates close to minor league contract with FA lhp Jonathan Sanchez. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) February 5, 2013   It looks like the Pirates have found their contingency plan to Francisco Liriano in LHP Jonathan Sanchez. Pirates fans will most likely remember Sanchez as the piece the Neal Huntington wanted from San Francisco in

 
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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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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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Kovacevic: Alfonso Soriano Declined Any Trade to Pirates

Published on August 1, 2012 by in Rumors

Dejan Kovacevic reported this evening that Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano told the Cubs he would not accept a trade to the Pirates. Soriano would have been an intriguing trade target as he is still a very productive player and is signed through the 2014 season. He’s owed $18 million in each of the next two

 
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Biertempfel: Pirates Unwilling to Part with Top Prospects

Published on July 31, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

Rob Biertempfel reports: The Pirates are reluctant to part with rookie outfielder Starling Marte or top right-handed pitching prospects Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole, which takes them out of the running for outfielder such as Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino and Shin-Soo Choo. I think the Pirates are definitely being smart in not giving up any

 
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Trade Deadline Eve: Calm Before the Storm?

Published on July 30, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

Things were pretty quiet today on the Pirates’ trade front as tomorrow afternoon will mark the deadline players can be traded without clearing waivers. – The Indians are very unlikely to deal Shin-Soo Choo. The Pirates were among the teams interested in the right fielder, but reports are that they would have to trade Starling

 
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