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According to Juan Manuel Moreno of La Prensa in Mexico, the Pirates are showing interest in free agent starter Jaime Garcia.

Garcia pitched for three different teams (Braves, Twins, Yankees) in 2017, posting a 4.41 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 129/64 K/BB ratio in 157 innings. The 31-year-old left-hander could be a nice buy-low option for the cost-conscious Pirates, though he also had underwhelming numbers with the Cardinals in 2016 and he carries an ugly history of elbow and shoulder problems.
Source: La Prensa
Dec 7 - 12:17 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Pirates have interest in a reunion with free agent second baseman Neil Walker.

Morosi says the ongoing difficulty with getting Jung Ho Kang back into the country has forced the Pirates to consider a variety of infield options. Walker, 32, batted .265/.362/.439 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI in 111 games this past season between the Mets and Brewers.
Nov 15 - 2:38 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Pirates have acquired Sean Rodriguez from the Braves in exchange for a catching prospect.

Rodriguez, who missed most of the season due to a shoulder injury sustained in a car accident, has appeared in just 15 games for the Braves. In that time, he slashed .162/.326/.351 with two homers and three RBI in 47 plate appearances. Rodriguez returns to Pittsburgh where he played from 2015-2016.
Aug 5 - 1:57 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs, Red Sox, Rockies, Indians, Pirates, Orioles, White Sox, Tigers, Athletics, and Blue Jays are the 10 teams on Yu Darvish's no-trade list.

Meaning, of course, that he can veto a deal to any of those 10 clubs. The big notable here is the presence of the Cubs, as they have expressed serious interest, but Darvish might not be against a move to the defending World Series champs and the DH-less National League. The 30-year-old impending free agent holds a 3.44 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 143/43 K/BB ratio in 133 1/3 innings (21 starts) this season with Texas.
Jul 26 - 12:01 PM

Yankees acquired RHP Matt Frawley from the Pirates as the player to be named later in the Johnny Barbato trade.

Frawley, a 17th-round pick in 2016 out of Purdue University, has registered a promising 1.62 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 32/4 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings of relief this season at Low-A West Virginia. The 21-year-old right-hander could prove to be a nice pickup for the Yanks.
Jun 14 - 2:25 PM

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates have mulled Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment by the Brewers Friday and the Pirates are looking for outfield help following Starling Marte's PED suspension. However, Biertempfel notes that while Nieuwenhuis offers nice defense, the Pirates seem unlikely to go after him because of his weak bat.
Apr 23 - 2:13 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Cardinals "have quietly showed interest" in White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

Heyman notes that the Astros and Pirates have been the perceived frontrunners for Quintana, but he calls their pursuits of the left-handed ace "passive" up to this point. In his report Heyman then labels the Cardinals a "sleeper team," with the "combination of young players and prospects to make it work." The asking price is undoubtedly sky-high for Quintana, who boasts a 3.35 ERA over the last four seasons and a team-friendly contract that runs through 2020. He is currently projected to serve as the Opening Day starter for the rebuilding White Sox.
Mar 30 - 10:53 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Braves are one multiple teams showing "continued interest" in Jose Quintana.

Passan adds that the Astros and Pirates have also touched base with the White Sox this spring regarding Quintana. The White Sox are willing to deal Quintana at any time, according to Passan, but they are content to wait for the right package given that the lefty is easily the best starter available for trade right now. Quintana is almost surely going to be dealt at some point between now and the trade deadline.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Mar 21 - 10:05 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Braves and Pirates are among the teams that have made an offer to Angel Pagan.

The Nationals have been connected to Pagan, as well. However, obviously nothing has sufficiently appealed to the veteran outfielder to this point, which probably means no one has offered him a major league contract yet. Pagan is playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, so the team that does wind up signing him shouldn't be too worried about him being in game shape.
Mar 10 - 2:49 PM

Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that "several teams" have upped their trade offers for Jose Quintana in the last week.

This has the feel of a White Sox leak that they hope results in actual improved offers from clubs. Regardless, the situation with Quintana does figure to come to a head soon with spring training not too far away. The Astros, Yankees and Pirates have been the three teams most often connected to Quintana, but Levine notes that there are others interested. For what it's worth, Levine says the "smart money" is on the left-hander being traded prior to spring training.
Source: CBS Chicago
Jan 15 - 3:38 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Pirates and Astros remain in talks with the White Sox regarding a potential Jose Quintana trade.

The Yankees are also reportedly interested in Quintana, though Rosenthal relays that they appear to be a "longshot" at this point due to the White Sox asking price for the 27-year-old southpaw. Should nothing materialize to their liking in the near future, the Sox could hold off on moving Quintana until closer to the summer trade deadline.
Jan 4 - 5:44 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates are still trying to acquire Jose Quintana from the White Sox.

Pittsburgh just re-upped with free agent starter Ivan Nova on a three-year, $26 million deal, but that does not mean the club's Opening Day rotation is set for 2017. In fact, that Nova deal could make it easier for the Bucs to part with one of their young starting pitching prospects -- like Tyler Glasnow -- in a blockbuster trade that would bring in Quintana. And who wouldn't want Quintana? The left-hander registered a 3.20 ERA in 206 innings last season for the White Sox and is under contractual control through 2020 at some very team-friendly rates. He has reached the 200-inning plateau four years in a row with Chicago.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Pirates have "worked hard" to make a trade for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

Nothing appears imminent, but Olney writes that Quintana is perfect for the club's budget. The southpaw is owed $14.35 million over the next two seasons, with a pair of $10.5 million club options for 2019 and 2020. While the contract is a bargain, it only enhances his trade value. The Pirates certainly have some interesting pieces, but it's unclear how far they'd be willing to go. Quintana, who turns 28 in January, posted a career-best 3.20 ERA over 32 starts this past season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 08:38:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports lists the Cubs, Rangers, Indians, Padres, and Pirates "among 20 or so teams" currently showing interest in free agent Tyson Ross.

Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reported earlier this month that the Cubs have had "continued dialogue" with Ross since the Winter Meetings and Heyman relays a report suggesting the right-hander recently paid a visit to the north side of Chicago. Ross, 29, was non-tendered by the Padres on December 2 after fighting shoulder troubles throughout the 2016 campaign. He made only one start (on Opening Day) and needed surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome. It will be a total gamble for the team that signs him, but Ross isn't all that far removed from being considered one of the top starting pitchers in baseball. He had a 3.07 ERA and 526 strikeouts in 516 2/3 innings with the Padres between 2013-2015.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 07:05:00 PM


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