First Pitch: As Expected, Trades For Starting Pitchers Will Probably Cost a Ton
Jul25

First Pitch: As Expected, Trades For Starting Pitchers Will Probably Cost a Ton

Here’s something that probably won’t be a surprise: starting pitching looks like it’s going to cost a lot on the trade market this year. We saw this already when Jeff Samardzija was traded to the Oakland Athletics, with the Chicago Cubs getting multiple top prospects in return, highlighted by one of the best prospects in the game, Addison Russell. Based on the current rumored asking prices, it doesn’t look like...

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Injury Updates: Harold Ramirez, Connor Joe, Barrett Barnes, Austin Coley
Jul24

Injury Updates: Harold Ramirez, Connor Joe, Barrett Barnes, Austin Coley

The 2014 season has been the year of the injury for the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. Here are the latest updates on four notable prospects who have gone down this month with injuries. **Harold Ramirez has been out with a stress reaction in his shin. He has been out since July 1st. Earlier in the year he missed a little over a month with a hamstring injury. **Connor Joe, who was taken with the number 39 pick this year, has...

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Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary
Jul24

Pirates Don’t Seem to Like A.J. Burnett’s 2015 Salary

Jayson Stark has several updates over at ESPN, including an update on the Pirates and A.J. Burnett. Earlier this week we heard that Burnett preferred to go back to Pittsburgh if he was going to get moved. Stark says that sources tell him the Pirates would need assurance that Burnett would retire, rather than picking up his player option next year that would pay as much as $14.25 M. In the article earlier this week, I pointed out how...

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Minor Moves: Orlando Castro Placed on the Altoona DL
Jul24

Minor Moves: Orlando Castro Placed on the Altoona DL

The Altoona Curve and West Virginia Power have announced the following moves over the last day: Altoona **Orlando Castro placed on the DL, retro July 21st, with left shoulder fatigue. Castro was promoted to Altoona in the last month, but has struggled at the new level. This has been standard for him at a new level, and each time he returns the next year to have success in the rotation. Castro was dealing with some dead arm around...

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First Pitch: More of This From Liriano and Fixing the Competitive Balance Lottery
Jul24

First Pitch: More of This From Liriano and Fixing the Competitive Balance Lottery

The Pirates need the 2013 version of Francisco Liriano in the second half. Last time out he struggled in the first, but recovered and threw five innings with no earned runs, striking out eight in the process. Tonight against the Dodgers the results were much like the 2013 Liriano, with one run on four hits and two walks in seven innings, along with four strikeouts. Liriano got off to a horrible start this year, and missed about a...

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