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  • Adrian Sampson

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

    13 hours 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 ...

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    Jose Tabata Changed His Swing After Talking With Marlon Byrd

    1 day 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, ...

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  • Antonio Bastardo

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

    1 day 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, ...

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    Discussing Spring Training Battles With David Todd

    2 days ago

    I was on with David Todd yesterday on ESPN 970, discussing a lot of Spring Training topics. We briefly discussed why an Andrew McCutchen extension doesn’t need ...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Minor League Spring Training Schedule

    2 days ago

    Spring Training starts a little bit later for minor leaguers this year. Major League camp will go over to McKechnie Field on Monday for the Black and ...

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    News and Rumors

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    Five Pirates Among the Top 100 Players Right Now

    15 hours 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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    MLB Announces Pace of Play Changes For 2015 Season

    1 week 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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    Transactions

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    Pirates Acquire Steven Brault as PTBNL in Travis Snider Deal

    1 week 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?

    7 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

    1 week 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

    2 weeks 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

    3 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

  • Adrian Sampson

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

    13 hours 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 ...

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    Jose Tabata Changed His Swing After Talking With Marlon Byrd

    1 day 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, ...

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  • Antonio Bastardo

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

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

    2 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 ...

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  • Tyler Glasnow

    The Change That Will Help Tyler Glasnow Reach His Upside

    3 days 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

    3 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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