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  • Tyler Glasnow

    The Change That Will Help Tyler Glasnow Reach His Upside

    17 hours ago

    The 2011 draft made headlines for the Pittsburgh Pirates for two main reasons. They selected Gerrit Cole first overall, and gave him a record-setting bonus of $8 ...

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    First Pitch: The Pirates Are Now a Model Organization

    1 day ago

    When I first started running this site, the Pittsburgh Pirates were still seen as a joke. They were starting down the right path to a rebuild by ...

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  • Jameson Taillon

    The Next Steps in Jameson Taillon’s Tommy John Rehab Process

    2 days ago

    Jameson Taillon threw a bullpen session yesterday, which I outlined in the daily recap. Taillon is still in “rehab mode” as Clint Hurdle put it, which means ...

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  • Bob Nutting

    Bob Nutting on an International Draft, 2015 Payroll, Winning the Division, and More

    2 days ago

    Pittsburgh Pirates’ owner Bob Nutting met with the Pittsburgh media today, shortly after delivering his annual address to the players in Spring Training. Nutting said that he ...

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  • McKechnie Field Clubhouse

    Take a Quick Tour Through the Pirates’ New Spring Training Clubhouse

    2 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates unveiled a new clubhouse at McKechnie Field today. The clubhouse is 22,500 square feet, and includes a strength and conditioning room, athletic training room, ...

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    News and Rumors

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    MLB Announces Pace of Play Changes For 2015 Season

    7 days ago

    On Friday, MLB announced the pace of play changes for the upcoming season that we heard about yesterday. There are four changes that will be put in ...

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    MLB Expected to Announce Pace of Play Rule Changes Tomorrow

    1 week ago

    According to Ken Rosenthal, Major League Baseball is expected to announce pace of play rule changes tomorrow. MLB expected to announce pace of play rules changes tomorrow, ...

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  • West Virginia Black Bears

    West Virginia Black Bears Release Their Logo

    1 week ago

    The West Virginia Black Bears, the new minor league affiliate in Morgantown, released their team logo today. The logo can be seen below. The Black Bears are ...

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    Josh Harrison Ranks Third Among All Third Baseman

    2 weeks ago

    On MLB Network on Thursday night, they continued their top ten at each position series, listing the best third baseman right now. Josh Harrison ranked third among ...

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    Vance Worley Wins Arbitration Case

    2 weeks ago

    Pitcher Vance Worley won his arbitration case against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. The announcement came on Tuesday afternoon with Jon Heyman reporting the results first. The ...

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    Pirates Acquire Steven Brault as PTBNL in Travis Snider Deal

    6 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday that they received 22-year-old left-handed starter Steven Brault from the Baltimore Orioles as the player to be named later in the ...

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    Pedro Alvarez Wins Arbitration Case

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the day at 1-1 in their arbitration hearings this off-season, winning the decision against Neil Walker, and losing the decision against Vance Worley. Pedro ...

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    Pirates Sign 17-Year-Old Pitcher From South Africa

    2 weeks ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 17-year-old right-handed pitcher Vince Deyzel out of South Africa. He is listed at 6’2″, 180 pounds and just celebrated his birthday on ...

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    Pirates Sign Catcher Beau Maggi

    3 weeks ago

    According to Baseball America’s transactions, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Beau Maggi as a minor league free agent. He is the brother of Andrew Maggi, who ...

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  • Bryton Trepagnier

    Pirates Trade Bryton Trepagnier to Atlanta Braves

    3 weeks ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Bryton Trepagnier to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for third baseman Edward Salcedo. This is a minor league deal and ...

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    2015 Draft

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    Prospect Rankings

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    Where Would Steven Brault Rank in the Pirates 2015 Top 50?

    5 days ago

    On Friday, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they acquired left-handed pitching prospect Steven Brault from the Baltimore Orioles, completing the Travis Snider trade. Brault joins Stephen Tarpley ...

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    Averaging Out the Top Prospect Rankings

    7 days ago

    Baseball America released their top 100 prospects list on Thursday night. We now have five major prospect lists available, so it’s time to average out the lists ...

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  • Austin Meadows was sidelined for half a season with hamstring issues, but showed off some strong hitting in West Virginia when he returned.

    Five Pirates on Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects List

    1 week ago

    Update 10:35 PM: BA’s top 100 list is online now. You’ll notice for now that everyone is off by one and that is because they included Cuban ...

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    Three Pirates Make Fangraphs Top 100 List

    1 week ago

    On Tuesday morning, Fangraphs released their top 200 prospects list. Just three Pirates made the top 100, led by Tyler Glasnow in 12th, with Austin Meadows ranking ...

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  • Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the second year in a row.

    Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top 20 Prospects

    2 weeks ago

    Over the last month, we have been counting down our top 20 Pittsburgh Pirates prospects for the 2015 season. We finished the countdown on Friday, with Tyler ...

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    Latest Analysis

  • Tyler Glasnow

    The Change That Will Help Tyler Glasnow Reach His Upside

    17 hours ago

    The 2011 draft made headlines for the Pittsburgh Pirates for two main reasons. They selected Gerrit Cole first overall, and gave him a record-setting bonus of $8 ...

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  • Jameson Taillon

    The Next Steps in Jameson Taillon’s Tommy John Rehab Process

    2 days ago

    Jameson Taillon threw a bullpen session yesterday, which I outlined in the daily recap. Taillon is still in “rehab mode” as Clint Hurdle put it, which means ...

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  • Sean Rodriguez

    The Keys to Sean Rodriguez Being a Productive Hitter

    2 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added Sean Rodriguez at a high cost this off-season. They traded promising pitching prospect Buddy Borden to the Rays, getting Rodriguez in return after ...

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    How Elias Diaz Quickly Became the Catcher of the Future

    4 days ago

    Elias Diaz has always been well-regarded for his defense. Baseball America named him the best defensive catcher in the Florida State League in 2013, and the best defensive ...

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    Is Vance Worley the Most Under-Rated Pitcher in the Pirates’ Rotation?

    4 days ago

    For the second year in a row, Vance Worley enters Spring Training trying to compete for one of the final spots in the rotation. This time around, ...

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  • Corey Hart

    Corey Hart Discusses His Knees, Last Year’s Hitting, and Joining the Pirates

    5 days ago

    Up until a few years ago, Corey Hart was a dangerous hitter. From 2010-2012 he had a .279/.343/.514 line, averaging 29 home runs per season. To put ...

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