Market picking up for Freddy Sanchez

The San Francisco Giants are regarded as a great fit for Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez but the Giants have some conpany in their pursuit of Sanchez. An NL Central team and two AL teams have recently held trade discussions with the Pirates about Sanchez.

Can’t fault fans for thinking offer to Sanchez is a “PR” move

After “pushing hard” to trade Freddy Sanchez early this month, the Pirates have publically changed their stance and have indicated they are making an attempt to re-sign second baseman Freddy Sanchez and shortstop Jack Wilson. On pace for a 71-91 season, which would become their 17 straight losing season, the Pirates are a public relations

MLB: Report: Pirates offer Sanchez, Wilson extensions

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, the Pittsburgh Pirates have offered Freddy Sanchez and Jack Wilson multi-year extensions. Both players have been actively shopped but with no market for Wilson out there and no immediate player to step in, the Pirates are interested in signing Wilson (Current Salary: $7.4 million) to a muti-year deal at a lower

Cubs, Twins, Giants among teams in pursuit of Freddy Sanchez

With the MLB trade deadline 24 days away, the Pirates are open to offers for All-Star second baseman Freddy Sanchez who is less than 271 atbats from receiving an $8 million option for the 2010 season. The two teams in strongest pursuit of Sanchez are the Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants. The Pirates have

Pirates Weekly Report: Huntington starting to develop a plan for the future?

5/31 – 6/7 (Record: 3-4) The Trade of Nate McLouth showed Pirates fans and Major League Baseball that Pirates GM Neal Huntington is a risk taker. The trade sent shockwaves through the Pirates fan base and the reception of the trade has been aboout 90% negative. Huntington knew the trade of McLouth wouldn’t go over

Lack of run support has negated improvements in other areas

By Paul Ladewski CHICAGO – Leave it to home plate umpire Mark Carlson to do what the Pirates haven’t done often enough this season. Actually knock an opponent pitcher out of the box. But not even the ejection of Chicago Cubs hot head Carlos Zambrano was enough to shake the Pirates out of their latest

Sanchez goes 6-for-6; Pirates beat Cubs 10-8

By Paul Ladewski CHICAGO – Their kind of town, Chicago isn’t. But if ever there was a time for the Pirates for warm up to the Windy City, then the series opener against the Cubs on Monday night appeared to be it. The Cubs returned from a winless road trip in which they scored a

Pirates to consider using McCutchen in RF?

The Latest Pirates Buzz The Pirates struggles in Milwaukee continue as the Brewers beat the Pirates 10-5 Monday night. The Pirates rallied to tie the game at 5-5 in the top of the 8th inning but the Pirates bullpen imploded, surrendering 5 runs. The Pirates are 11-8 through 19 games. Moss batting .216 on the

Surging Pirates beat Marlins 3-2

Pirates improve to 8-6 and confidence is building in the clubhouse 5th starter Jeff Karstens pitched 6 strong innings, allowing one run and three hits as the surging Pittsburgh Pirates (8-6) beat the Florida Marlins 3-2 Tuesday night at PNC Park. Karstens, the Pirates pitching staff are owners of the top ERA (3.00) in the