Winter Leagues 12/27 — Valdez Pitches Well But Gets The Loss

Just the Venezuelan and Puerto Rican Leagues in action on Tuesday night, with a few Pirates’ players and friends getting in on the fun.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales del Lara  4,  Tigres de Aragua  2 Former Pirate Romulo Sanchez earned the win for Los Cardenales, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings.  Sanchez entered the game immediately after Los Tigres scored their 2 runs in the 6th inning, on two singles, a sacrifice fly, and...

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2012 Prospect Guide Live Chat

Join us in the chat box below at 2:00 PM today for a live chat about the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide, as well as any other topic related to the Pirates. If you haven’t purchased your copy of the 2012 Prospect Guide, you can do so on the products page of the site. Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide...

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This Date in Pirates History: December 27

Born on this date in 1952 was infielder Craig Reynolds, who played for the 1975-76 Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a first round draft pick of the Pirates in 1971, the 22nd overall pick. He hit .318 that first season the Gulf Coast League but struggled the following year in A-ball playing just 41 games, hitting .240 with no homers. Just one year later he earned a late season promotion to AAA after hitting .287 with 13 homers while playing...

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The Potential Value of a Local TV Contract

What is the potential value of a local TV contract for the Pirates in relation to other markets?

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DK: Top Priority is a Starting Pitcher

Dejan Kovacevic has a small update on the off-season plans for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He mentions that there’s money to spend, and that he hears the top priority is a starting pitcher. Last week I pointed out that the Pirates have $7-10 M to spend. I also mentioned that the Pirates need another starting pitcher, due to the injury concerns that surround Erik Bedard, plus the general uncertainty with pitchers. The ideal player...

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