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Tuesday Trade Rumors: Justin Upton, Chase Headley, and Carlos Quentin

Published on July 17, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

A few more things came out today involving trade rumors and the Pirates. Let’s start with Justin Upton. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports writes that the Pirates remain in contact with Arizona expressing their interest for the 24-year old right fielder. Morosi also writes that currently, the Pirates have yet to agreed to part with

 
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Jayson Stark: Pirates Emerging as Serious Bidder for Justin Upton

Published on July 15, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

#Pirates so serious about Justin Upton they’re sending signals they could include Starling Marte in an Upton deal — but not Cole or Taillon — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 15, 2012   Jayson Stark reported on Baseball Tonight that the Pirates are emerging as serious bidders for Justin Upton. Upton has been shopped around for

 
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Tim Kurkjian: Pirates “are going to get a bat”

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

From Baseball Tonight last night: “And I’ve been told by people within the Pirates organization they are going to get a bat. Either an outfielder or a first baseman…They are not fooling around. After all these years under .500, they have a chance to make the playoffs. They are going to go for it.” Kurkjian

 
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Pedro Alvarez will start season in Pittsburgh

Published on March 25, 2012 by in Rumors

#Pirates GM confirms: If healthy, there is NO chance 3B Pedro Alvarez starts season at Triple-A. Yes, even if he’s struggling @ plate. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) March 25, 2012   This topic has been heavily debated now for weeks. However, Huntington stated that there have been no internal discussions about Pedro Alvarez not starting

 
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Erik Bedard to start Opening Day

Published on March 22, 2012 by in Rumors

Clint Hurdle makes it official: Erik Bedard will start opening day, April 5 vs. Philadelphia. #Pirates #Phillies — Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) March 22, 2012 As he should be. The acquisition of A.J. Burnett drew a lot of attention from fans this off season, but the signing of Erik Bedard was the biggest off season move,

 
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Pirates willing to make multi-year deal with Andrew McCutchen

Published on February 27, 2012 by in Rumors

Link. McCutchen, the No. 11 pick in the 2005 draft, turned down offers before the 2010 and ’11 seasons. No substantial talks have been held since last year, when the sides were far apart on financial terms. McCutchen’s camp likes the $51 million deals given to Arizona’s Justin Upton and Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce, two other

 
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