Latest Pirates Trade Rumblings Beltran sweepstakes heating up Interest is so high in Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran that the Mets expect to move him well before the July 31st trade deadline. According to SI’s Jon Heyman, things are shaping where “there are the favorites and the longshots.” Heyman lists the Phillies and Red Sox as the leading favorites with the Braves and Giants among the top four teams in the mix. The Pirates have kicked the tires on Beltran but that’s the farthest things are expected to go as the team doesn’t have expectations to make an actual play for Beltran. Pirates look into Wigginton? The Pittsburgh Pirates have been scouting the Colorado Rockies of late. The Rockies are willing to move some relievers, which might interest the Pirates but the Pirates have also looked into Ty Wigginton, according to one major league source.
The Latest Rumors from Day 1 3:00 p.m. MLB Free agency is not like NHL free agency where all of the big names are gone in the first two days. There is even talk that Mark Teixeira may not sign until December. 12:57 p.m.Juan Rivera on the Pirates radar? Indications are the Pirates have interest in former Angels outfielder Juan Rivera. In 89 games last year Rivera hit 12 home runs – 45 RBI’s. Rivera has been injured the past couple seasons but he still has some good baseball left in him. 12:50 p.m. The Nationals are really creating a lot of buzz today. They are believed to be prepared to make a pitch for Adam Dunn, Mark Teixeira and even Manny Ramirez. (In that particular order) 12: 43 p.m. The Orioles are believed to be prepared to offer A.J. Burnett a four year deal in the $58 – $60Read More »