Winter Leagues: Andy Vasquez Homers in Three Straight Games, Rojas and Garcia Return to Action
Jan14

Winter Leagues: Andy Vasquez Homers in Three Straight Games, Rojas and Garcia Return to Action

It was a slow Monday night in winter ball, although we do have some late news from Sunday night that didn’t get into Monday’s article. In Colombia, Andy Vasquez homered and drove in five runs in his team’s win. In the first two games, he is 4-for-9 with two homers and eight RBIs. His team took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. (see a late update for game three below) In Venezuela on Monday, Wilfredo Boscan...

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All 12 Arbitration Eligible Pirates Players File on Tuesday
Jan13

All 12 Arbitration Eligible Pirates Players File on Tuesday

All 12 arbitration eligible players from the Pittsburgh Pirates have officially filed for arbitration. The Pirates now have until Friday to either settle with the players or exchange figures. The Pirates have said that they have a “file and trial” system, where if the two sides exchange figures on Friday, they will take the players to a arbitration hearing. The 12 players that filed are Mark Melancon, Neil Walker, Pedro...

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Pirates Reportedly Agree With Jung-Ho Kang on Four-Year Deal
Jan12

Pirates Reportedly Agree With Jung-Ho Kang on Four-Year Deal

According to Jim Bowden, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a four-year deal with Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. The contract is also said to have an option year, making it a possible five-year deal. Bowden puts the price tag at approximately $16 M. The deal is pending a physical, which will reportedly happen on Thursday. More on this as details are made available. Kang has agreed to terms with Pirates 4yrs with 5th yr option at...

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Pirates Hire Jamey Carroll as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations
Jan12

Pirates Hire Jamey Carroll as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added former Major League infielder Jamey Carroll as a Special Assistant to the Baseball Operations Staff. Carroll spent 12 years in the majors, last playing in 2013 for the Kansas City Royals. He joins Kevin Young, who was hired for the same role earlier this off-season. The Pirates also added Grady Little as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations. Carroll played 1276 games in his career, spending...

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Baseball America Unveils 2015 Top Ten Pirates Prospects List
Jan12

Baseball America Unveils 2015 Top Ten Pirates Prospects List

Baseball America released their top ten prospects list for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday and not surprisingly, Tyler Glasnow has been ranked the top prospect in the system. Earlier this off-season, they named him the top prospect in the Florida State League and also he also made their minor league All-Star team. The complete list can be found below, along with links to the Pirates players that made the top 20 prospects list for...

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