Pirates Moving NYPL Team to Jamestown

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be moving their New York-Penn League affiliate to Jamestown, according to Guy Cipriano. We heard yesterday that the State College Spikes had signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the relationship with the Pirates.

Earlier today, Rob Biertempfel mentioned that a deal was in place with Jamestown, and that Jamestown has applied with the NYPL for permission to relocate. The Pirates could move the team to Morgantown as early as 2014.

Cory Giger, who broke the news of a potential split earlier in the year, spoke with Frank Coonelly about the situation. Giger reports that Coonelly said the team wasn’t mad about Spikes’ GM Jason Dambach’s comments about the team wanting to win. He did add that the comments made the team start to re-evaluate their relationship with State College. The Pirates were committed to staying in State College for four more years before the comments, according to Giger, but only two after the comments.

The two sides apparently couldn’t come to an agreement when State College wanted four years and the Pirates wanted two years.

Share This Article

Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

Exploring the Arsenal – Travis Wood

Next Story »

Exploring the Arsenal – Yovani Gallardo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=759082507 Stephen Stull

    But the Spikes only got 2 years with Cardinals??

  • MichaelD

    Since I work in Morgantown, I was very excited to hear they wanted to build a new ballpark not only for WVU, but also for short season A ball. If the Pirates make this move, that will be icing on the cake. Yet another huge benefit for the community because of WVU’s move to the Big 12.

Latest Analysis

  • Jose Tabata

    The Details of Jose Tabata’s New Swing

    1 day ago

    On Friday I wrote about how Jose Tabata talked to Marlon Byrd over the off-season, aimed at changing his swing to add some leverage, lift the ball, ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    What Led to Keon Broxton’s Breakout Year in Altoona?

    2 days ago

    Keon Broxton used to be one of the top prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system. Baseball America ranked him as high as tenth in the system ...

    Read More
  • Adrian Sampson

    Don’t Forget About This Pitcher When Creating Your Pirates Dream Rotation

    3 days ago

    If you’re setting up a dream rotation for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the not-too-distant future, then you’re going to be throwing out names like Tyler Glasnow, Gerrit ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    Jose Tabata Changed His Swing After Talking With Marlon Byrd

    4 days ago

    Yesterday, Jose Tabata put one on the roof of the batting cages over the left-field fence at Pirate City. Today, he added two more. By that pattern, ...

    Read More
  • Antonio Bastardo

    How Ray Searage is Trying to Fix Antonio Bastardo’s Control Issues

    4 days ago

    Tony Watson has established himself as one of the best left-handed relievers in the game. Out of 142 qualified relievers last year, he ranked 21st in WAR, ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    Q&A: Will PNC Park Burn Down When Neil Walker Eventually Leaves?

    4 days ago

    Last week we started a Q&A article that will run every Friday. Right after the first article went up, we got a lot more questions. Normally I’ll ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More

    Advertisement