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MLB notebook: Ex-Pirate Locke signs 1-year deal with Marlins

Former Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke on Wednesday agreed to a one-year contract with the Marlins worth $3.025 million. Locke, 29, gets the same salary he ...

Winter Meetings Day 2: Will the Sale trade hasten a McCutchen exit?

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – We are all waiting to see if the Washington Nationals missing out on Chris Sale hastens the departure of Andrew McCutchen. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo confirmed Tuesday he has talked to the Pirates about McCutchen, but added he’s talked to a lot of teams about a lot of players. Stay tuned.  […]

Winter meetings day 2 thread

By Rob Biertempfel NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — There were no surprises from GM Neal Huntington this morning when he chatted with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette on MLB Network Radio on XM. Although talks with the Nationals appear to have cooled, it still seems likely Andrew McCutchen eventually will be traded. “If we can trade two […]
With Chris Sale off the board, are Nationals turning their attention to Andrew McCutchen?

With Chris Sale off the board, are Nationals turning their attention to Andrew McCutchen?

OXON HILL, Md. — While Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has been relatively mum at baseball’s winter meetings this week regarding a possible Andrew McCutchen trade, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters Tuesday that McCutchen is one of the players the Nationals are focusing on now that left-hander Chris Sale is off the board.

Pirates notebook: Nationals turn down offer of McCutchen for 2 top prospects

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — As trade talks between the Pirates and Washington Nationals hit a snag Monday, there was an intriguing twist to the Andrew McCutchen ...

Monday Mop-Up Duty …. Live from the winter meetings: A no man’s land

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – In the ballrooms and lobbies of the Gaylord National, everyone remains on #McCutchenWatch. The Pirates outfielder is one of the most compelling players available on the trade market. If the Pirates were coming off a 90-win season, if McCutchen hadn’t dropped off so dramatically in 2016, if the Cubs hadn’t arrived […]
Pirates had $62 million reasons to trade Mark Melancon

Pirates had $62 million reasons to trade Mark Melancon

The Pirates’ decision to trade closer Mark Melancon at the deadline always made sense. On Monday, it made even more.
On the Pirates: Andrew McCutchen a hot topic at Winter Meetings

On the Pirates: Andrew McCutchen a hot topic at Winter Meetings

OXON HILL, Md. — General manager Neal Huntington prefers to be far from the center of conversation in Major League Baseball’s hot-stove season. He has learned over the past week, however, that rumors run rampant when Andrew McCutchen is reported to be on the trading block. So, Monday, after a baseball insider suggested a “mystery team” was in on McCutchen, Huntington, not one to comment on such speculative reports, showed he was in on the joke.
SportsNet New York Dec 5, 2016

Who is the mystery team trying to trade for Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen?

The Nationals are other teams continue to pursue Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, who is expected to get traded this week.
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 5, 2016
MLB Winter Meetings 2016: LIVE updates, rumors, news, trades, contracts, signings

MLB Winter Meetings 2016: LIVE updates, rumors, news, trades, contracts, signings

The 2016 MLB Winter Meetings have arrived! As the sport arrives in National Harbor, M.D. for a week of signings, trades, rumors and hot stove banter, big names are sure to be in the news. What will the Yankees do? Will the Mets trade an outfielder? Is it time for the Phillies to make a splash? Is a Chris Sale trade on the horizon? Is Andrew McCutchen ready to be moved from the Pirates?

Rich Hill gets his L.A. payday: 3 years, $48 million

“I think it’s something that has been an incredible journey to get to this point, but never did I ever think that I would pack it in,” Hill, 36, said at the winter meetings in suburban Washington. Hill was 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in three postseason starts for the NL West champion Dodgers, throwing six scoreless innings to win Game 3 of the NL Championship Series against the Cubs. The Blue Jays signed versatile Steve Pearce and Philadelphia added reliever Joaquin Benoit. There has been no movement yet on the top trade targets — White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, Pirates outfielder...
MASN Sports 11 hours ago

More McCutchen trade news, notes on Ross, Agustin and Robles - Byron Kerr

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The Nationals and Pirates continue negotiations for a potential trade of center fielder Andrew McCutchen to D.C. Last week, right-hander Reynaldo Lopez and minor league center fielder Victor Robles appeared to be a part of the...
SportsNet New York 6 hours ago

Eaton will be traded to Nationals, now what happens to McCutchen?

The Nationals, who had reportedly shown interest in Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, will acquire White Sox OF Adam Eaton.

Marlins sign former Pirate Jeff Locke to one-year deal

Toss another name into the mix for the Marlins' 2017 rotation: Jeff Locke. The Marlins agreed to a one-year, $3 million major league contract with the left-handed Locke, pending a physical, according to multiple reports. The Pirates cut Locke, 29, last week after the worst season of his career,...
Viva El Birdos Dec 5, 2016
Cardinals news and notes: Holliday, Maness, and Garcia

Cardinals news and notes: Holliday, Maness, and Garcia

We are still processing recent moves, so catch up before the Winter Meetings possibly blow everything so far away. On Saturday evening, longtime Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday signed a one-year, $13 million contract with the New York Yankees. It is the second time in recent years that an aging Cardinals corner outfielder headed to New York, after Carlos Beltran following 2013. The news was hardly surprising; the final weekend of the Cardinals’ season against the Pittsburgh Pirates was as much a victory lap for their veteran outfielder as it was a critical series in a playoff race....
Rotoworld Dec 4, 2016

Pirates willing to eat money to move Bastardo - Antonio Bastardo (R) Pittsburgh Pirates

Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates are willing to eat some of Antonio Bastardo's $6.5 million salary in a trade.
MLB trade rumors: Rangers in frequent contact with Pirates for Andrew McCutchen

MLB trade rumors: Rangers in frequent contact with Pirates for Andrew McCutchen

Texas will have to send a better package than what the Nationals and Dodgers are offering to land All-Star Andrew McCutchen.
KFFL 14 hours ago

Marlins | Jeff Locke agrees with Marlins

Free-agent SP Jeff Locke (Pirates) has agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the ...

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