• Pirates History
    The 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates Season: Part One

    The Pittsburgh Pirates came into the 1909 season looking to regain the top spot in the National League that they held from 1901 until 1903. Very few of the players were left from those teams, shortstop Honus Wagner, left fielder/manager Fred Clarke, third baseman/ center fielder Tommy Leach and pitchers Deacon Phillippe...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Fox’s Versatility Could be Asset for Pirates

    BRADENTON -- Being able to play multiple positions not only takes talent and dedication, but it apparently also requires a big equipment bag. Once Spring Training games kick off for the Grapefruit League on March 3, Jake Fox will be carrying around nine gloves. Nine. "I will have a game glove for...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: February 26

    Six former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and no transactions so we get right into the players starting with the most recent first. Joe Martinez (1983) pitcher for the 2010 Pirates. He was a 12th round draft pick of the Giants in 2005 that made his major league debut for...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Minor League Camp Schedule

    A week from today all of the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league players will report to Spring Training for the start of minor league camp. A lot of players have either already reported, or will be reporting today. The schedule below gives the important dates for minor league camp, as well as the...

  • Analysis
    Day Eight of Spring Training

    Good morning from Pirate City. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton is the only pitcher scheduled for a bullpen session today. Here is a short video of his bullpen. -- Duke Welker, Rudy Owens, Jared Hughes, Tony Watson, Mike Crotta, and James McDonald are scheduled for early work (8:45 AM) in the bullpen. Tomorrow...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Have Five in John Sickels Top 120

    Josh Bell came in at number 49 in John Sickels' top 120 prospects. John Sickels, who runs MinorLeagueBall.com, has published his top 120 prospects for the 2012 season. Normally Sickels does separate lists for hitters and pitchers, although this year he combined them in to one big list. In the link above,...

  • 2012 Draft
    Victor Roache Breaks Wrist, Could Be Out For Season

    Victor Roache, who entered the 2012 season as one of the top power hitting prospects in the 2012 draft, broke his left wrist last night in an injury that could put him out for the season. Georgia Southern took on Radford in a double header yesterday, and the injury for Roache took...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Live From Bradenton

    I arrived in Bradenton this morning after what is one of my least favorite drives to make. I didn't get to Pirate City until after the workouts were finished, so my regular coverage will start tomorrow. Minor league camp won't get underway for a few weeks, but when it does I will...

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