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Tigers/Royals trading within the division???


Wilson Betemit could be headed to the motor city.

Is the first big domino about to fall?


The Atlanta JC thinks the Braves are about to make a move. I hope for their sake that it's better than the one they made a couple years ago at this time for a certain "gold glove" center fielder.

Pirates looking at Uehara


Would be a great set up guy for Hanrahan.

J Rod heading back to Cleveland


Pauls Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer thinks so.


Ian Snell calls it a career

MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that former Pirates pitcher Ian Snell has retired.  St. Louis sent Snell to its minor league camp and he instead elected to retir.  Snell, 29, had signed a minor...


Jose Bautista: 6 years, $78 million???

So, MLB Trade Rumors says that the Toronto Blue Jays and Jose Bautista are close to a contract extension that could be as long as 6 years and as much as $78 million.  First, it boggles my mind that...


Armando Galarraga DFA

The Detroit Tigers today designated pitcher Armando Galarraga for assignment.  This, just one day after reaching an agreement on a new 2.3 million dollar deal for 2011.  It was kicked around on...


Mr. Gorzo goes to Washington

MLB Trade Rumors and ESPN Chicago are reporting that the Chicago Cubs have traded Tom Gorzelanny to the Washington Nationsl for THREE prospects.  No word yet on who the exact players are, but word...


Are the Pirates Brandon Webb's "mystery team."

Over the past couple of days news about Brandon Webb has started to heat up.  It's been reported that Texas and Washington are the leading candidates to land him with the Cubs also in the mix. ...


Pirates get Matt Diaz

Ken Rosenthal of Fox has reported the Pirates have come to terms with Matt Diaz on a two-year deal.  No $$$ announced yet.  Nice move by the Buccos.  Finally we get a guy that other teams had...


Cross Eric Wedge Off The List

Jon Heyman at SI reports that Eric Wedge will be the next manager of the Seattle Mariners.  Wedge was the first candidate interviewed by the Pirates and had strong connections to Neal Huntington...


Eric Wedge Already Interviewed For Pirates Managerial Job

Jenifer Langosch tweets: #Pirates announce that they have interviewed Eric Wedge for managerial opening.  Looks like the Pirates are wasting no time in finding new leadership on the field. There...


Some observations about our Buccos

Andrew McCutchen - He's the real deal.  All Star material.  If only we can find a way to keep him after arbitration runs out. Jose Tabata - If he can develop even 15 HR power and continue to hit...


Pirates trade Brandon Jones!

No, not that one....Brandon Jones.   Today the Pittsburgh Pirates traded OF Brandon Jones.  He goes to the Detroit Tigers for the ever popular PTBNL.  Jones is being sent to AA Erie by Detroit. ...


All this, for nothing.

So today the Pirates picked up James McDonald, Andrew Lambo, Joe Martinez, John Bowker, Chris Snyder and Pedro Ciriaco.  Snyder, McDonald, Martinez and Bowker could all contribute right now if...


Season saved: Bixler back with the Bucs!

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates re-acquired Brian Bixler from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later.  Biertempfel posted the note via Twitter. Bixler, 27, has a...


Goodbye Aki and Pedro 6th?

Everyone knows by now Pedro Alvarez will be playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight at PNC Park.  Now, what many assumed, Aki Iwamura has been DFA'd.  Maybe the Bucs will get lucky and someone...


Roster moves???

It has been speculated that the Pirates would send back a pitcher and call up an additional position player before Tuesday's game.  It already looked like Brian Bass would be the odd man out in the...


Anthony Claggett Dropped from 40-Man

Tim Dierkes notes that the Pirates have designated pitcher Anthony Claggett for assignment to make room for Octavio Dotel.  The Bucs had claimed Claggett off waivers from the Yankees in September. ...


Church and not one, not two but maybe three relievers?

Interesting story in the PG today says the physical went well and the Ryan Church signing should be made official today.  That will fill the 40 man roster.  That fact could be holding up other...


We missed again...

Here's another minor league free agent I thought would have been a good gamble for the Pirates. Tampa Bay has signed 1B Ryan Shealy to a minor league contract.  The deal includes an invitation to...


McCutchen is Baseball America's Rookie of the Year

Baseball America has named Pittsburgh Pirates' outfielder Andrew McCutchen it's 2009 Major League Rookie Of The Year.  McCutchen is on the cover of the magazine and is joined on the All-Rookie team...


Joey Schoenfeld Signs

The Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have signed 10th-round pick Joey Schoenfeld.  Pittsburgh now has their top 12 picks from the draft signed and 13 of their top 14.  The Pirates have signed...


Pirate Pay

The current 40 man roster checks in at less than 30 million dollars total.  The most amazing thing is that a number of our 10 most expensive players are also not guys who are going to be big parts...


Top 10's anyone

Ok, so the Pirates pulled off two more trades today and brought in another group of young players into our system.  Suddenly we have a lot of young talent.  The question is, who are the best...


Ian Snell

  Should the Pirates recall Ian Snell?   Since being demoted (or requesting it) Ian has been dominate at AAA.  He is 2-1 with an 0.56 ERA.  In 32.1 IP, he has allowed just 19 hits, 2 earned...


Who replaces Freddy???

It seems more and more obvious that the PIrates are going to make every attempt to deal a number of players by the end of the month.  John Grabow, Jack Wilson, Adam LaRoche and Freddy Sanchez are...


Pirates ship Hinske to the Yankees

According to the PG, the Pirates have traded outfielder Eric Hinske to the New York Yankees for catcher/outfielder Eric Fryer and pitcher Casey Erickson.  Erickson was a 10th round pick in 2006 and...

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