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  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    2 days ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

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  • Vance Worley

    Huntington Notes on the Bench Battle, Final Rotation Spot, Kang, Richard, and Stewart

    2 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made their latest round of cuts today, sending 12 players to minor league camp. None of the moves were that surprising, as every single ...

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    Pirates Cut 12 Players From Major League Camp

    2 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made a big round of cuts today, sending the following players to the minors. Jose Tabata Steve Lombardozzi Charlie Leesman Josh Wall Bobby LaFromboise ...

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    First Pitch: Major League Day at the Minor League Park

    2 days ago

    You’re a minor league player, stepping into the on deck circle to get ready for your next at-bat. You’re getting the timing down while watching a few ...

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  • Clayton Richard

    Notes: Richard’s Role on the Pirates, The Fifth Starter Battle, and Upcoming Cuts

    3 days ago

    Clayton Richard’s roster status is going to be a hot issue over the next few days. His role with the team will also be a big question ...

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    Pirates Cut 12 Players From Major League Camp

    2 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made a big round of cuts today, sending the following players to the minors. Jose Tabata Steve Lombardozzi Charlie Leesman Josh Wall Bobby LaFromboise ...

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  • Zack Von Rosenberg

    Pirates Release Zack Von Rosenberg and Four Other Minor Leaguers

    3 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released five minor league players. Those players are as follows. Nate Baker Ryan Beckman Ashley Ponce Chris Peacock Zack Von Rosenberg The most ...

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  • Nick Kingham 2

    Pirates Option Nick Kingham and Elias Diaz to Indianapolis

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned Nick Kingham and Elias Diaz to Indianapolis. The moves are kind of expected, since today is a pretty important deadline for players with zero ...

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    Pirates Make Eight More Cuts, Including Jameson Taillon and Alen Hanson

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have cut eight more players today. The players are as follows. Casey Sadler Collin Balester Gift Ngoepe Jeremy Bleich Willy Garcia Alen Hanson Mel ...

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  • Allie hit 21 homers this season (Photo credit: David Hague)

    Stetson Allie Reassigned to Minor League Camp

    2 weeks ago

    Following Sunday’s game, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that first baseman Stetson Allie has been reassigned to minor league camp. This move follows five cuts from yesterday, which ...

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    Injury News

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    Another Seven Figure Bonus Player Missing Time Due to Conditioning

    6 days ago

    Harold Ramirez is currently on the rehab list at Pirate City since the start of camp. Ramirez has been working out in the mornings, but hasn’t played ...

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  • Andrew McCutchen had the highest WAR among NL position players. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    Andrew McCutchen Returns to the Pirates Lineup Tomorrow

    6 days ago

    Some good news if you were worried about Andrew McCutchen’s status: the MVP will return to the Pirates’ lineup tomorrow against the Orioles. . @thecutch22 returns in ...

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  • Tony Sanchez

    Tony Sanchez Will Make the Pirates Roster Due to Chris Stewart Injury

    1 week ago

    This isn’t really a big surprise, but Clint Hurdle announced today to the media that Tony Sanchez is on the team, due to Chris Stewart’s hamstring injury. ...

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    The Latest Update on Chris Stewart Pretty Much Secures a Roster Spot For Tony Sanchez

    1 week ago

    Last night I wrote about a few injury updates from the press conference with Clint Hurdle. The Pirates have released more information this morning, including updates on a ...

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  • Jung-Ho Kang

    Notes: Injury Updates on McCutchen, Tabata, Stewart; Kang to Get Time at Second Base

    1 week ago

    Here are some evening updates after the Pirates game against the Tigers, with several injury notes, and a few positional notes. **Jose Tabata left tonight’s game after fouling ...

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    Buster Olney Picks Pirates to Win World Series

    1 week ago

    Buster Olney from ESPN made quite a prediction for the Pittsburgh Pirates this morning, picking them to win the World Series this year. He was very high ...

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  • Cole Tucker 2

    Pirates are Giving Cole Tucker an Aggressive Promotion to West Virginia

    3 weeks ago

    Under Neal Huntington, the Pittsburgh Pirates have never been afraid to make an unexpected move, even if that move is largely unpopular. They have been accused of ...

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  • Austin Meadows

    Austin Meadows and Harold Ramirez Will Start in Bradenton This Year

    3 weeks ago

    One of the big questions surrounding the lower level roster makeup has been the lower level outfield crunch. Specifically, there was a question as to whether Austin ...

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  • Kingham went seven innings in his last start (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    Pirates Set Up Well For the Future, But the National League Has Some Great Teams

    3 weeks ago

    On ESPN Insider today,  Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney teamed up for an article in which they rank the 30 Major League teams in order ...

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    Five Pirates Among the Top 100 Players Right Now

    4 weeks ago

    On Wednesday night, MLB Network began their top 100 countdown of current Major League players. The countdown consisted of five shows, each an hour long, shown over ...

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    Latest Analysis

  • Josh Bell made the move to first base over the off-season. (Photo credit: David Hague)

    Why Should You Care About Prospects?

    18 hours ago

    Yesterday I had a shorter day than usual. The Pirates had cuts at the MLB level, and a road game. The day was shortened at Pirate City, ...

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  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    2 days ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

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    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    3 days ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

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  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    5 days ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

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  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    6 days ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

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  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    7 days ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

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  • Tyler Glasnow 2

    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    1 week ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

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  • JaCoby Jones Josh Bell

    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

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  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

    2 weeks ago

    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

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    Who’s on Third? In the Pirates’ Farm System, It Could Be Anyone

    2 weeks ago

    If you have ever played third base in your life — professional, college, high school, slow pitch softball — then the Pittsburgh Pirates might be contacting you ...

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