• Analysis
    Winter Leagues 11/6 — Loss For Leroux, RBI’s For Farrell

    Checking on Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league play...  The Australian League takes the early part of the week off, so their next games will be on Thursday (their time).   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Bravos de Margarita  0 It was all Caracas in this game, with Los...

  • Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Rundown After Week Five

    Grossman homered again this week. The Arizona Fall League wrapped up their fifth week of action.  Here is how the Pirates prospects have done so far: -Robbie Grossman: .370/.471/.630, 7 HR, 100 at-bats Grossman added another home run this week, and went 5-for-16 with a home run and three walks.  He played...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win -1980

    Though there were excellent signs of improvement in 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates are not close to contention. Next year, though, we might reasonably expect them to return to mediocrity. That’s right: I’m expecting 82 wins next year. The Pirates inability to even achieve mediocrity has been well documented. The current streak of...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Expected To Pursue Clint Barmes

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post has an article up looking at a lot of Colorado Rockies off-season notes, but in his footnotes has a mention about the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Renck expects the Pirates to pursue Clint Barmes, who played with Colorado from 2003-2010, with most of those years being under Clint...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 6

    Born on this date in 1953 was a longtime pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, John Candelaria. He was a big 6’7″ lefty taken in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft by the Pirates. He shot through the minors quickly for his age, going 28-11 before getting called on June 8,1975...

  • Pirates History
    Pirates 1904 Post-Season?

    As mentioned last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates finished the 1904 season on October 9th in 4th place with an 87-66 record but they weren’t done playing games. When the Pirates agreed to play the Boston Americans in the 1903 World Series it was not a popular move among most of the heads...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 11/5 — RBI Double For Noris, 2 Hits For Hague

    Winter league action for the Pirates' players and friends on Saturday night (or Sunday afternoon, for the Aussies) MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Mayos de Navojoa  2,  Venados de Mazatlan  1 Rogelio Noris got back into a game for Los Venados after a few days off.   Los Mayos scored 2 runs in the 7th...

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