Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the “hottest teams” on Logan Morrison.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2013
There have been conflicting reports about what direction the Pirates will go in with their first base vacancy. Yesterday all of the talk surrounded trade options, including Morrison. Today Buster Olney reported the Pirates were talking with James Loney again. And now it’s back to Morrison. Based on how many first basemen are available, and how few teams need a first baseman, it seems the Pirates (and other teams) are keeping their options open and waiting for the prices to drop.
Rosenthal says that the Brewers and the Mariners are the two other “hottest teams”, and that others are involved. The Brewers have been linked to Corey Hart, and won’t trade for a first baseman until they get a “no” from him.
#Brewers would not trade for a first baseman unless they get a definite no from Corey Hart. And they are hoping for answer very soon.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 10, 2013
The Mariners have been looking for a first baseman after Kendrys Morales left, so they could definitely be a player for Morrison.