Jon Morosi writes that the Pirates, along with the Rangers and Padres, are interested in free agent starting pitcher Shaun Marcum.

The Bucs will likely be in the market for a starting pitcher at least as long as Francisco Liriano remains unsigned. Replacing Liriano with Marcum would be a tradeoff most Pirates fans could accept, since Marcum has been much more consistent and more productive than Liriano