• Arizona Fall League
    Arizona Fall League Recap 11/14

    The Mesa Solar Sox lost 4-2 to Peoria today.  Jarek Cunningham was the only Pittsburgh Pirates hitting prospect who played, going 0-for-4 with one strikeout.  Michael Colla pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Colla now has a 4.20 ERA on the season in 15 innings, but does...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Inquired on Willingham, Kouzmanoff

    Jenifer Langosch reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have inquired on free agents Josh Willingham and Kevin Kouzmanoff this off-season, although Langosch mentions that neither player is likely for the Pirates.  The Pirates are looking for backup options in the outfield and at third base, and Kouzmanoff and Willingham are looking for regular...

  • Top Stories
    New Pittsburgh Pirates Future Payroll Page

    When I started this site in 2009, one of the first things I added was a chart listing the Pittsburgh Pirates payroll commitments over the upcoming years, along with a listing of how each player was acquired by the team.  For the past three seasons, I’ve been using the same chart I...

  • News and Rumors
    Joel Hanrahan’s Trade Value

    Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun (via MLBTR) had an update yesterday on the Toronto Blue Jays' pursuit of a closer.  Elliot says that the Blue Jays have been "shocked" by the asking prices of free agent closers this off-season.  Alex Anthopoulos said that the club's greatest surplus was prospects, which Elliot took to...

  • 2012 Draft
    Potential Draft Bonus and Compensation Changes

    Buster Olney provided several updates on the possible changes that could take place under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which Olney reports is "on the ten-yard line". -The big issue has been the owners' demands for hard slotting.  One solution involves bonuses for the top ten rounds.  Teams would have a ceiling...

  • Top Stories
    Huntington on Hanrahan, Alvarez, Marte, Cole, Cespedes

    Over the weekend, Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington participated in “Going to Bat for Vermont Farmers” – a baseball roundtable which also featured Brian Cashman, Theo Epstein, and Buster Olney.  Sox Detox was in attendance for the event, and spoke with Huntington afterwards on several key topics this off-season.  I recommend...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 14

    On this date in 1996 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded veteran reliever Dan Plesac, infielder Carlos Garcia and 1B/OF Orlando Merced to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitcher Jose Silva and minor leaguers Brandon Cromer and Jose Pett plus three players to be named later. On December 11th the Pirates received infielder Abe...

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