Pirates eyeing Rockies short-stop prospect? The Pirates are prepared to shop closer Matt Capps around the league this winter and the Atlanta Braves are already getting mentioned as a potential suitor.
The Daniel Cabrera sweepstakes came down to the Pirates, Mets and Nationals. The Pirates and Mets made offers that were very competitive to the Nationals offer (1yr – $2.6 million). Geography played a factor in Cabrera signing with the Nationals. The Mets not the Pirates were Cabrera‚Äôs second choice.
11/13/08 Blue Jays to pursue Greene and Wilson? The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to be active in the free agent¬†and trade market. Adding a veteran shortstop is one of their top priorities.¬†Sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports,¬†Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson is on the Blue Jays radar. The Pirates¬†are looking for a two-for-1 swap¬†in return for Wilson. Jeff Blair of the¬†globeandmail reports the Jays have also discussed a trade with the San Diego Padres for shortstop Khalil Greene. Rafael Furcal is a possibility on the¬†free agent market.¬†Blair also mentions Jason Giambi and Brad Penny are on the Blue Jays radar. — Globe and Mail 11/13/08 Yankees will be active The New York Yankees not only have their eye on big names C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Derek Lowe, and Mark Teixeira but the Yankees have interest in Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and could pursue secondbaseman Orlando Hudson if the Yankees tradeRead More »