MARTIN TO COMMAND 5 YEAR DEAL?
11:35pm - Fri, Oct 10th, 2014 by DePaoli
1:19pm - Fri, Sep 12th, 2014 by DePaoli
BEST PRICE WILL WIN OUT FOR MARTIN?
Russell Martin will officially hit the open market in two months and the Pirates have known this for a long time, a reason they haven't made any attempt to resign Martin since spring training ended.
Martin wants four years, Pirates officials have acknowledged privately, which has lowered their expectations of resigning him, though, Pittsburgh intends to make a very competitive offer this winter. However, there's no expectation in Pirate headquarters that a hometown discount will come from Martin.
11:03pm - Thu, Jul 31st, 2014 by DePaoli
PIRATES TRIED TO MOVE ALVAREZ IN PAST COUPLE DAYS
The Pittsburgh Pirates found out this week, Pedro Alvarez's trade value is at an all-time low and that doesn't bode well for the off-season.
According to team sources, the Pirates actively tried to move Alvarez in potential deals for Major League roster players, including a deal with the Chicago Cubs this afternoon, but the Cubs weren't interested in the now widely looked at platoon player.