Originally written December 04, 2012 on WHYGAVS?:
With one day of the winter meetings behind us, there wasn't much action on the Pittsburgh Pirate front. In a press conference at the end of the day, Neal Huntington admitted that Joel Hanrahan's probably not as valuable on the trade market now as he was six months ago (this is kind of common sense, of course, though it's not like they could've done anything given their position at the trade deadline last year). Thus far, the Pirates have really only been linked to non-tendered pitchers (John Lannan, Manny Parra, Tom Gorzelanny, Jair Jurrjens, Mike Pelfrey). It was almost a foregone conclusion that the Pirates would be interested in Pelfrey and Jurrjens since they're talented guys that aren't too old, have had success in the big leagues, have somewhat of a penchant for getting groundballs (Pelfrey more than Jurrjens), and have also battled some pretty serious arm that lead to their non-tenders. The problem, of course, is that both pitchers worked up big in...
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