A.J. Burnett makes things right with Pittsburgh, and the Rays get a couple nifty prospects for their no. 4 starter.
“In all likelihood he’ll regress with the bat a little, but still bring extremely valuable defense and invaluable leadership to a team.”
The Giants and the Pirates play at 8:07 Eastern today; the winner gets the Nationals.
Why the Kyle Lohses of the game are something we should aspire to, and will aspire to.
Everybody knows the hardest thing to do in baseball. Everybody. But nobody can agree on what comes next.
What you can learn from Jason Kendall, beyond “Jason Kendall is testy.”
The Tiger and Pirates bolster bullpens with busted closers, the Diamondbacks buy low on Brett Jackson, Kyle Drabek returns to the majors and the Dodgers’ infield just got thin.
The Twins extend their catcher, the Pirates add a Nix, and the Giants try yet again to fix second base.
The Angels and Pirates swap Ernesto Frieri and Jason Grilli.
The Red Sox drop Chris Capuano, Jose Tabata is outrighted, and Scott Downs is looking for work.
The Mets claim their prize for Ike Davis, the Athletics officially give up on Michael Taylor, and the Pirates promote one-time Opening Day starter Vance Worley.
The Astros and Jonathan Singleton make plans together, the Marlins trade a draft pick, and the Braves call up a new arm.
The Orioles get a catcher in a pinch, the Mets drop another closer, and Troy Patton is Troy packin’. Because he got traded.
Updates on Gregory Polanco, Albert Almora, Alex Reyes, Blake Swihart, and more.
Ben and Sam talk to Charlie Wilmoth about his new book about the Pirates and the psychology of Pirates fans.