Archive for the ‘Rumors’ Category

New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates work on A.J. Burnett trade, sources say

New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates work on A.J. Burnett trade, sources say – ESPN New York.

Pirates Nearing Extensions With Walker and Tabata

If getting deep into conversations about an extension with Jose Tabata doesn’t fire you up, perhaps the fact that Neil Walker is also discussing one should. According to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com, Tabata’s deal is expected to be a six year contract. Later, it was said by MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes that the extension […]

Pirates Add Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell to Draft Signs

  Adding the No. 1 overall selection to a draft class increases the quality instantly. However, adding a guy like Josh Bell in the second round makes it epic. That’s what happened on Monday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates added Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell to their 2011 draft class before the midnight deadline. As Cole […]

New Lineup Same Result

Looking to add a spark to their lineup, the Pittsburgh Pirates made some changes before Saturday’s game against the Phillies.  With Ronny Cedeno still out with a sore leg, shortstop Pedro Ciriaco got hit first major league start and batted leadoff.  Outfielders Xavier Paul and Garrett Jones were also removed from the lineup due to […]

Pirates in Need of a Bat

At the beginning of this current road trip for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the key question was whether the lineup they have been putting on the field would be enough to keep them in contention.  The Pirates knew that they would have to bring their bats to Turner Field to play Atlanta’s stout pitching staff. So […]

B.J. Upton, Chris Iannetta and the Latest Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Rumors

Pittsburgh has shown some interest in multple players in the past few weeks. Here is the link to the latest rumors via mlbtraderumors.com. B.J. Upton seems like a player that the Pirates are semi-interested in. This is especially true now that Alex Presley was placed on the 15-day DL and Tabata continues to regress. His speed (23 […]

Why the Pirates Should Pass on Carlos Beltran

Since the Pittsburgh Pirates have been being tossed around as potential buyers at this years trade deadline, Carlos Beltran has been in the mix of players Pirates fans would like to see their resurgent club go after. As I’ve thought about the acquisition and weighted the pros and cons I came to the conclusion that […]

Pitcher Jason Grilli To Sign With Pirates

Jason Grilli, Pictured With Lehigh Valley IronPigs

July 20th — The rumor mill keeps on turning as always, but this rumor may just turn out to be fact. It was announced today by Jason Grilli that he will be signing a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Grilli posted on his Twitter account (@GrillCheese49), “Black & Yellow! Black & Yellow! Black & Yellow! […]