• Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Hanrahan Using Slider More this Spring

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan is looking to incorporate his slider more for the 2012 season. And so far, his results have been impressive this spring. Over three appearances, Hanrahan has tossed three scoreless, hitless frames with one walk and six strikeouts. The Pirates' closer relied on his slider a...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Prospect Notebook: Homer, Double, and an Error for Dickerson

    Alex Dickerson had a homer, a double, and an error today. Alex Dickerson had a big day at the plate in today's A-ball game, collecting two hits, including a home run and a double. The first baseman homered in his first at-bat when the Toronto pitcher left a fastball out over the...

  • Analysis
    Heading to Spring Training

    Tomorrow morning I leave for Bradenton, Florida on my way to Pirates' Spring Training.  If my math is correct, I'll be the 4th member of the Pirates Prospects crew down there.  I believe that will entitle us to a bulk discount at Mixon's. I'll be heading down with two "day job" work...

  • International News
    Pirates 2011 International Spending Review

    Baseball America has released the 2011 international spending information, noting the top overall spenders, and the top 30 individual bonuses. The Pirates finished sixth overall in 2011, spending $4.09 M. They were fourth overall in 2010 after the signing of Luis Heredia drove them to $5 M. Two of the top 30...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Break Out the Lumber in Win over Twins

    FORT MYERS, FLA. — You could say it was over quickly after it began. The Minnesota Twins right-hander Terry Doyle lasted just 2/3 of an inning in the Pirates 17-6 win at Hammond Stadium on Thursday. The Bucs hammered out 10 runs on 10 hits with two walks a hit batter and...

  • Game Recaps
    Erik Bedard Makes Start at Pirate City

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates In an effort to get a better look at left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes, and still get innings for Erik Bedard, the Pittsburgh Pirates had Bedard make a start at Pirate City this afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays' A-ball team. “We want to see pitch against the stiffer...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Cut 10 from Big League Camp

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Prior to departing to Fort Myers, Fla., for the Bucs game against the Minnesota Twins, the Pittsburgh Pirates cut 10 players from Major League camp. Highlighting the list was lefty Jeff Locke, who made his Major League debut with the Bucs in 2011, and the Pirates first round...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Sanchez Working Hard to Bounce Back

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The 2011 season was not what Tony Sanchez expected from himself. The 23-year-old catching prospect worked hard over the offseason in order to bounce back. Sanchez finished last season hitting .241 with 46 runs, 14 doubles, five home runs and 44 RBI in his first season at Double-A Altoona....

  • Analysis
    Notes From Pirate City: Erik Bedard Start

    The Pirates take on the Toronto farm system today. The AAA and AA teams are on the road, while the A-ball team is at home. Erik Bedard will be throwing four innings against Toronto's A-ball team. Here are the lineups and pitching rotations for each game. AAA Pitchers: Nathan Baker (Starter), Matt...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 15 The Players

    The first part of today’s “This Date” article can be found here. It covers the Mike Easler trade of 1979 and the nine player deal between the A’s and Pirates that brought Phil Garner to the Pirates but sent a whole lot of talent the other way. Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players...

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