• Pirates History
    Trade History Between Pirates and Yankees

    It seems like recently the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have been trade partners often but that wasn’t always the case between the two teams. During the early part of the Yankees existence, the franchise started as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901, the two teams almost never made a transaction of...

  • Analysis
    Pirates to open gates an hour early for season ticket holders

    The Pirates today announced the gates at PNC Park will now open 30 minutes earlier for all season ticket holders prior to Monday through Saturday night games. Season ticket holders will be able to catch the Pirates batting practice, allowing entrance at 4:35 PM for 7:05 PM games. The season ticket holders will...

  • Analysis
    What Did the Pirates Give Up in the Burnett Deal?

    The A.J. Burnett trade has finally come to an end, with the Pittsburgh Pirates getting the right handed starter for $13 M over two years. In exchange, the Pirates gave up right handed relief prospect Diego Moreno and outfielder Exicardo Cayones. For those of you unfamiliar with either player, here is what...

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    Pirates Acquire Burnett from Yankees, pending approval

    Photo by Keith Allison PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates and the New York Yankees have agreed upon a deal sending right-hander A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh, pending a physical and approval from the commissioner, Dejan Kovacevic reports.  Under the terms of the deal, the Yankees will be paying $20 M of the $33M remaining on...

  • Analysis
    Burnett’s Impact On The Rotation

    Today the Pirates completed their trade with the Yankees for A.J. Burnett.  Under the terms of the deal, the Yankees will be paying $20M of the $33M remaining on Burnett's contract over the next 2 years.  In return, the Pirates sent Exicardo Cayones and Diego Moreno to the Yankees.  But what are the Pirates getting...

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    Our Long National Nightmare Is Over (Reportedly)

    Well, after days of breathless anticipation, countless efforts by the Yankees’ media shills to invent a “mystery team” to ratchet up the pressure on the Pirates, and about a billion updates all saying more or less the same thing, the deal for A.J. Burnett appears to be about done.  The latest reports...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates and Yankees in Agreement on Burnett

    I feel like I've typed this before, but we may be at the end of the A.J. Burnett saga. Buster Olney reports on Twitter that the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates hope to take a deal to the commissioner today for approval. Whenever a deal involves more than $1 M...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: February 17

    On this date in 1912 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded outfielder Vin Campbell to the Boston Braves for outfielder Mike Donlin. Both players were great hitters but neither were loyal to baseball. Campbell was a businessman, Donlin a vaudeville actor and both would leave baseball for periods of time, or hold out for...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Don’t Count Karstens Out

    I was reading some of the A.J. Burnett articles from the New York media yesterday, when I stumbled across an interesting proclamation. The author said that, if traded, Burnett would be the Pirates' number two starter. The number one starter? Kevin Correia. It seems like a simple mistake to make if you're...

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