• Analysis
    Winter Leagues 10/27 — (Everyone Is Watching Game 6)

    Just a little bit of winter league action for Pirates' players and friends today... the Dominican League had a scheduled day off. VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  3,  Bravos de Margarita  1 Not a lot of offense in this game -- just 2 hits for Los Bravos and 6 hits for Los...

  • Arizona Fall League
    AFL Recap 10/27: Inman Gives Up Walk Off HR to Harper

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-7 to Scottsdale after a walk off homer from Bryce Harper off of Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jeff Inman.  Inman, pitching in his second game in three days, came on to get the save for Mesa in the bottom of the ninth, up 7-5.  He gave up a...

  • News and Rumors
    Should the Pirates Buy Out Ronny Cedeno?

    Should the Pirates buy out Ronny Cedeno's option? MLB Trade Rumors has been releasing their 2012 Free Agent and Trade Market reviews, and looked at the shortstop position in their most recent update.  Among the updates, they listed Ronny Cedeno as a guy who could have his option declined by the Pittsburgh...

  • News and Rumors
    Draft Bonuses Still an Issue With the CBA

    There is just one major issue remaining before the Major League Baseball owners and the players union agree to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, and that issue is draft bonuses, according to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press.  Bud Selig has been pushing for a hard slotting system, and has said that...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: October 27

    Born on this date in 1922 was one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history, Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner. They signed Kiner as an amateur free agent in 1941, but partly due to the war, he did not make his major league debut until the 1946 season. He would lead the NL...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 10/26 — Thompson’s Debut

    A few Pirates' players and friends in winter league action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Aguilas Cibaenas  5,  Toros del Este  2 Starter Aaron Thompson, who pitched for both Altoona and Indianapolis in 2011, made his Dominican League debut tonight, joining manager Dean Treanor's Toros.  Thompson got off to a good start, allowing just one...

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