Rob Biertempfel's post on Pittsburgh Pirates | Latest updates on Sulia
I've gotten indications #Pirates front office has asked for -- and received -- permission from owner Bob Nutting to raisee the team's payroll budget if necessary at trade deadline. #Pirates pushed near their budget limit when they acquired AJ Burnett. "We've got some flexibility," GM Huntington said, without elaborating. Pirates have checked in about Upton, Victorino and Butler, so Nutting would seem willing to approve substantial boost.