• News and Rumors
    Pirates Still Interested in Derrek Lee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are still interested in Derrek Lee for first base, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Lee was offered arbitration last month, but turned down that offer a week ago to pursue free agency. He is believed to be waiting for the top options on the board to sign, hoping...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 12/13 — Gonzalez Scores The Tying Run

    Checking in on a little bit of winter league action for Pirates' players and friends... the Venezuelan and Dominican Leagues have a scheduled day off today   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Leones de Ponce  3,  Criollos de Caguas  2 Los Criollos took a 1-0 lead into the middle of the 8th inning.  Los...

  • Analysis
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Top Prospects: #9 – Kyle McPherson

    The Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide will be released later this week, featuring over 250 prospect reports, the 2012 top 50 prospects, a feature on the top four pitching prospects in the system, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates' farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects...

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    Andrew McCutchen’s Extension Value

    One of the big topics this off-season is whether the Pittsburgh Pirates will extend their top player, Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen is entering his final year of league minimum pay. He will be arbitration eligible in 2013, and will be eligible for free agency after the 2015 season if no extension is reached....

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 13

    On this date in 2001 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded starting pitcher Todd Ritchie and minor leaguer Lee Evans to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitchers Josh Fogg, Kip Wells and Sean Lowe. For Fogg the date has double meaning as it is also his birthday. Ritchie, who was 30 at...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 25-Man Roster Projection

    Last night was the deadline for teams to tender offers to their unsigned players.  The Pittsburgh Pirates tendered offers to all of their arbitration eligible players, signed Jason Grilli to a one year deal, and traded Jose Veras to Milwaukee for Casey McGehee.  I broke down all of the moves last night...

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    Analyzing the Non-Tender Deadline

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a somewhat busy day today. They swapped arbitration eligible players with the Milwaukee Brewers, reached a pre-arbitration deal with Jason Grilli, non-tendered Pedro Ciriaco and Jason Jaramillo, and tendered offers to the rest of the players who were without contracts in 2012. In the biggest move of the...

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