Former Pirate Freddy Sanchez makes history in World Series debut

By John Perrotto SAN FRANCISCO_ Long after his spectacular World Series debut had ended and he had concluded his post-game workout and training room sessions, Freddy Sanchez reminisced about his days with the Pirates. In particular, the San Francisco Giants’ second baseman though back to 2006 when he appeared in his first of three consecutive

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Decade Team

By John Perrotto Looking back at the Pirates in the 2000s, as the decade comes to a close, there have been some positives for the franchise. For one, they opened PNC Park in 2001 and it is generally considered the best facility in the major leagues. Secondly, uh, secondly, well there really is no second.

MLB: 4:35 pm: Pirates pushing forward to trade Sanchez

Despite a last ditch effort from Sanchez’s camp to work out a contract extension, the Pirates are moving forward and will trade their All-Star second baseman today. The Pirates remain engaged in talks with the Giants. Word from Minnesota is that Pittsburgh has not halted talks with the Twins to this point and they remain

Giants committed to finalizing a deal with the Pirates

Sanchez Sweepstakes: The Pirates have not cut off talks with the Minnesota Twins or the Chicago Cubs but the team is pushing forward in talks with the San Francisco Giants and a deal could be announced as early as Wednesday evening. The framework of a deal is already in place as Pirates have their choice

MLB: Cubs get back into the mix for Sanchez

Sources tell TIOPS the Chicago Cubs are back in the mix for Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez. The Cubs have been “kicking the tires” on Sanchez since the All-Star break but ownership issues have plagued their ability to become serious suitors to this point. The Cubs are also in on reliever John Grabow. Pittsburgh has

Sanchez, Wilson close to being dealt?

The Pirates have informed Freddy Sanchez that a trade is close. Sources tell TIOPS that Sanchez was informed he will not be in the lineup until after Friday’s July 31st deadline, if a trade falls through. Sanchez and Jack Wilson have been scratched from tonight’s lineup. Live Updates

Sanchez open to signing long-term with the Twins?; Giants still in the mix

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez is in the midst of a 0-for-20 slump, just 4 days before the July 31st deadline. The $8.5 million option Sanchez is due for next season remains an obstacle in trade talks and to go along with the fact that Sanchez is not healthy (knee), there are now less

The Latest Pirates Trade Deadline Buzz

The Pirates figure to be active leading up to Friday’s trade deadline as the team has been engaged with in trade talks with a number of teams. TIOPS has the latest