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Is Archer worth it? And Glasnow, Kuhl updates and more (including our podcast)

PNC PARK – As we move closer to the trade deadline, the Tampa Bay Rays are in position to be the key player. The club is willing to deal starting pitchers Chris Archer, Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore. If the Pirates are to make a significant move, it should probably be for a starting pitcher […]
The Pirates are in a weird place: their biggest need is their best minor league strength

The Pirates are in a weird place: their biggest need is their best minor league strength

Despite all of their issues with starting pitching and a month of June that reminded most Pirate fans of the Bad Old Days, the Pirates are not in bad shape as we round up to the trade deadline. With last night’s results, they’re 1 1/2 games behind the Marlins for the second wild card spot, […]
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 26, 2016

MLB trade rumors: Yankees' Nathan Eovaldi could flourish with Pirates, scout says

Will Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi be moved to an NL playoff-hopeful before Aug. 1?
Redleg Nation Jul 25, 2016

Week 16: NL Central trade deadline primer

The Cubs continue to hold a big lead in the NL Central. The Cubs currently have a 93.7% chance of winning the division according to Fangraphs. The Cardinals and Pirates are both within a couple games of a wild-card spot. The trade deadline is next Monday, so today we will look at all the rumors …
DRaysBay Jul 26, 2016

Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Dodgers offering Urias for pitching?

The Rays do have pitching (to trade). Let’s get straight into the trade rumors. Marc Topkin tells us where the smoke is regarding the Rays. Tho most #Rays trade spec has been on #Rangers, #Dodgers, #Pirates, worth noting #Marlins had Sr. Advisor Orrin Freeman in Oak all weekend— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 25, 2016 Danny covered yesterday some of the pieces that could be involved in a Rangers trade, but it’s worth noting that Prince Fielder is definitively out. #Rangers expecting Prince Fielder to have neck surgery later this week.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) July...
DRaysBay Jul 26, 2016

Choosing a centerpiece for a Pirates trade: Austin Meadows vs Josh Bell

Choosing a centerpiece for a Pirates trade The Pirates, like many teams, are interested in the Rays' starting pitchers. Early reports implicated Jake Odorizzi as their target, but Matt Moore and Chris Archer (the most expensive and least likely to be traded) have also been rumored. You can include the likes of Drew Smyly and Erasmo Ramirez for good measure. For their part, the Pirates could certainly use the help. Already relying on rookies Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow, the Bucs need one more arm to fill in between the young guns and the veterans Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano. All...
U.S.S. Mariner Jul 26, 2016

Game 99, Mariners at Pirates

King Felix vs. Francisco Liriano, 4:05pm A very happy Felix Day to all of you! The M’s head to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates, who’ve shown some signs of life since they came to Seattle in late June. At that time, I noted that they were clearly one of baseball’s biggest disappointments; they were This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 99, Mariners at Pirates
U.S.S. Mariner Jul 27, 2016

Game 100, Mariners at Pirates

James Paxton vs. Gerrit Cole, 4:05pm The M’s finished up a great comeback win in Pittsburgh last night by making a small change-of-scenery trade of struggling relievers. The M’s sent the injured Joaquin Benoit to Toronto in exchange for Drew Storen, last seen yielding a grand slam to Nelson Cruz this past weekend. Storen’s still This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 100, Mariners at Pirates

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