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Pirates Talking With Athletics

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Jon Paul Morosi had an update on Twitter about the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland Athletics:

#Pirates need bat and bullpen. #Athletics have both. They’re talking, sources say.

We’ve heard a lot of rumors about the Athletics.  On the offensive side, we’ve heard the Pirates linked to Josh Willingham and Conor Jackson.  On the bullpen side, we’ve heard Craig Breslow and Grant Balfour as names that have been thrown around.

The Athletics have also been shopping Rich Harden, David DeJesus, Coco Crisp, and Brad Ziegler.  Crisp would be an interesting addition to the team, due to his speed and defensive skills.  However, the Pirates haven’t been strongly linked to any of these names.

6:11 PM: Buster Olney tells us that the talks for Josh Willingham are dead.  He adds that they never really got cranked up.

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Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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