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Jim Bowden of ESPN has some trade buzz from the All-Star week, and has the Pittsburgh Pirates included in a rumor. Unlike Bowden’s trade ideas, these are actual rumors based on what Bowden has heard. He says the Minnesota Twins are prepared to trade Justin Morneau, and has the Pirates as one of the teams rumored as a possible destination. He also lists the Yankees and Rays as possibilities.
To get an idea of what Morneau would be worth, let’s take a look at his trade value.
NOTE: The purpose here isn’t to suggest the Pirates are offering this amount for these players. The purpose is to see the value of these players, using projected values (calculated as [(WAR*$5 M) - Salary]) and prospect trade values. We use our updated values for top 100 prospects, and Victor Wang’s research on prospect values for non-top 100 prospects.
Justin Morneau Trade Value
Finding the Value: Giving Morneau a 1.2 WA...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Wednesday, July 15, we at MLB Injury News explained that the Twins postponed contract talks with first baseman Justin Morneau until after the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. We have learned today that Morneau has now become a potential trade candidate according to MLB Trade Rumors' Steve Adams.
Adams cites ESPN Insider Jim Bowden as saying that the Twins have put Morneau...
Hopefully arriving soon; image credit post-gazette
At least until the end of July, his name is bound to pop up any time that the Pittsburgh Pirates are rumored to be in serious trade talks with anyone dangling anything relevant. Yet it’s highly likely that, as the dust of the July 31st MLB Trade Deadline clears, 2010 1st round pick SP Jameson Taillon will still be wearing the...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
Jameson Taillon takes the mound today, trying to bounce back from his worst start of the season. Indianapolis returns from their All-Star break today. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap...
Twins longtime slugger Justin Morneau is available in trade and likely to be dealt somewhere, but a canvassing of a few possible landing sports suggests a soft market so far.
The Twins are sellers at this point -- "If someone calls, we'll listen'' says general manager Terry Ryan -- but Twins-connected people suggest there's almost no chance they'll deal...
The Pittsburgh Pirates are used to this part, the one where they spend the first half of the season stunning the baseball world with their play. Call it a byproduct of two decades of mediocrity.
Yet promising starts in 2011 and 2012 ended up in an all too familiar place, with the team under .500 after cratering under the pressure of a pennant race.
The freefalls were painful, yet...
For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day.
Result: Pirates 8, Yankees2 5 in 10 innings
Starting Pitcher: Miguel Ferreras, RHP (4.80) – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at Alex Rios, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He also adds that “people familiar with Pittsburgh’s thinking suggest they wouldn’t be surprised if the Pirates expand the talks to include Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez”. That’s similar to the trade idea Jim Bowden floated out there a week ago, although I don’t think the cost would...
- The Bella Twins were at ESPN’s ESPYS awards last night:The Twins will be appearing on NFL AM, KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles and E!’s Fashion Police today also.- MVP reportedly has an eye injury. He showed up this past weekend at Booker T’s independent wrestling show in South Texas, wearing an eye patch and being unable to wrestle.- WWE Money in the Bank from Philadelphia...
Native New Yorker gets some sick kicks
The Reds return from the All Star break with a tough opponent in the Pittsburgh Pirates at home. SportsTalk A to Z's Andre and Zac had a chance to talk with Reds sportscaster Chris Welsh about the Reds first half.
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Stick this in the “One That Got Away” file.
Former Red Sox pitcher Mark Melancon, who pitched out of the bullpen for Boston in 2012 before being traded to Pittsburgh last December, was named to the National League All-Star team Sunday as an injury replacement for Pirates hurler Jeff Locke.
While Melancon has gone 12-8 with a 3.35...
It’s hard to imagine, but the MLB Trade Deadline is two weeks away. We’re starting to get some actual rumors connecting teams to players. We’re even getting the Pirates connected to players like Matt Garza, Alex Rios, Nate Schierholtz, and Kendrys Morales.
The rumors surrounding the trade deadline can be fun. It can be exciting to think about what players could be on the move...
The St. Louis Cardinals have been one of the best teams in baseball over the first half of the regular season. In fact, you could argue that the Cards are MLB's most well-rounded club at the moment. For this reason, it's not surprising to hear Jim Bowden of ESPN report that while St. Louis is reviewing its options, the team isn't "pursuing anything specifically or...
No team boasted a better pitching staff through the season's first half than the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Francisco Liriano's surprising resurgence was one of the biggest reasons why.
But for all that Liriano has done, he has failed to beat the Cincinnati Reds in both of his starts.
He hopes the third try proves more favorable Friday night at Cincinnati, where the Reds counter...