• Analysis
    Mercer And Team USA Rained Out Again

    Tonight's World Cup/Pan Am tournament game between the Team USA and Venezuela has been postponed due to rain in Panama. Team USA is scheduled to play Australia on Thursday and and South Korea on Friday.  They will probably be able to do a make-up game on Saturday.... This content is for Pirates...

  • Top Stories
    Pirates Set to Downgrade 90-Loss Team

    The Pirates in 2011 improved from 105 losses to 90, certainly a significant step forward even though they remain a bad team.  With the playoffs still underway, however, they’ve made it clear that they intend to move quickly backward toward another 100-odd losses in 2012.  It’s long been known that they don’t...

  • Analysis
    Houston Expected to Move to the American League

    We've heard the rumors for awhile now that Major League Baseball could be set for realignment, and that Houston could play a big part in that.  Peter Gammons is reporting that Houston's ownership change is expected to go through in mid-November, and that it is expected to include a move to the...

  • Analysis
    Caribbean Leagues Getting Started

    The Caribbean League seasons are getting underway, and there are many Pirates and former Pirates on the rosters. The Mexican Pacific League opened their season on Tuesday night.  OF Rogelios Noris, who spent the 2011 American season with the West Virginia Power, is again playing for his hometown Venados de Mazatlan.  Los...

  • Analysis
    Two Hits For Mercer, But Team USA Loses To Cuba

    Cuba 8,  USA 7 SS Jordy Mercer was back in the lineup for Team USA, but even his two hits were not enough to help the US overcome Cuba. With Jeff Marquez (Yankees) on the mound for the US, Cuba got going with 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st.  Back-to-back...

  • Analysis
    Cubs Agree to Deal With Theo Epstein

    The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a five year deal with current Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, according to John Dennis of WEEI.  The move fills the open General Manager spot for the Cubs, and doesn't mean good things for the Pirates. Obviously we know Epstein's legacy in Boston.  The...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: October 12

    On this date in 1906, Hall of Famer Joe Cronin was born. He signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent in 1925 and played two seasons for the Pirates(1926-27) making his debut on April 29, 1926 at the age of nineteen. He was sent to the minors in early May of that...

  • News and Rumors
    2012 Free Agent Options: Shortstop

    Should the Pirates pick up Cedeno's option, or search for an upgrade via free agency? Heading in to the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have an interesting decision to make at the shortstop position.  They have an option for $3 M on Ronny Cedeno, who had a good year in 2011, highlighted...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/11

    The Mesa Solar Sox won 3-2 today against the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Robbie Grossman was the only Pirates prospect to play this afternoon, going 1-for-4 out of the leadoff position.  Grossman, who is hitting for a .323 average, now has a hit in six of seven games he has played in.  Aside from...

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