MLB Rumors: Pittsburgh Pirates Have the Prospects to Land Giancarlo Stanton

Peter G. Aiken - US PRESSWIRE

If the Miami Marlins end up trading Giancarlo Stanton, it most likely won’t be to the Pittsburgh Pirates. But if the Pirates wanted to make a deal happen, they could. That’s not something every organization can legitimately say. The price […]

What if the Pittsburgh Pirates Could Afford Michael Bourn?

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

This is the frustration for small market teams every winter. Let’s preface this by saying that there is little, if any, chance that the Pittsburgh Pirates end up signing Michael Bourn. But there is a better chance now than there […]

Platoons Will be the Key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013

Charles LeClaire - US PRESSWIRE

The Pittsburgh Pirates don’t have the payroll of teams like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers to go and fill all of their holes with starters each off-season, so many times they have to attempt […]

Lack of Experience Not a Problem for Pittsburgh Pirates New Closer Jason Grilli

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

With the Pittsburgh Pirates trade of Joel Hanrahan to the Boston Red Sox, the subsequent move to be made was for set-up man Jason Grilli to inherit the role as Pirates closer. Much is made each year about teams that […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Land Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano - Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

Well, they finally did it. After an entire off-season in search of starting pitching, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday that they have come to terms with free agent pitcher Francisco Liriano on a two-year contract worth $14 million. Clearly […]

Trading Joel Hanrahan About the Money, Not the Return

Charles LeClaire - US PRESSWIRE

Joel Hanrahan is still a good pitcher. Sure, there are concerns about his weight and conditioning, and we’re still not sure what happened with his control this past season, but there’s no reason to believe that he won’t still be […]

Edwin Jackson Signing a Missed Opportunity for Pittsburgh Pirates

Edwin Jackson Brad Mills

If you were the Pittsburgh Pirates, who would you rather have, Russell Martin, Joel Hanrahan and a rookie pitcher in your starting rotation, or Edwin Jackson in that rotation spot, Michael McKenry behind the plate and Jason Grilli as the […]

Morales/Vargas Trade Takes Mark Trumbo off the Table for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Christopher Hanewinckel -US PRESSWIRE

While there weren’t any pressing rumors suggesting Mark Trumbo was headed to the Pittsburgh Pirates, there was a natural fit there as the Los Angeles Angels had a surplus of position players at first base/corner outfield and the Pirates have […]

MLB Rumors: Pittsburgh Pirates Should Pursue Asdrubal Cabrera


Assuming you buy into the abilities of outfielder Travis Snider, the Pittsburgh Pirates have only one real hole in their projected 2013 lineup. But it’s not just a hole. It’s a gaping Clint Barmes-sized void. While Barmes is a strong […]

MLB Rumors: Could the Pittsburgh Pirates get in on the R.A. Dickey Sweepstakes?

Steve Mitchell-USA Today Sports

After weeks of strained negotiations that seem completely unnecessary, the New York Mets, for reasons that only the hapless Mets can comprehend, have been unable to come to an agreement on a contract with Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey. […]

MLB Rumors: Could The Pittsburgh Pirates Trade for Rick Porcello?

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

With their signing of Anibal Sanchez, the Detroit Tigers have returned their rotation from last year’s World Series run. With Sanchez sliding into the fourth spot in their rotation, that leaves right-hander Rick Porcello bringing up the rear at the […]

MLB Rumors: Jason Grilli Signing Makes Joel Hanrahan a Trade Chip

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

I’ve been championing for the Pittsburgh Pirates to trade Joel Hanrahan all off-season. With his contract on the rise as he enters his final year of arbitration, he now costs more than the Pirates can afford to pay for saves. […]