Pirates Notebook: Drafting for signability to get Sano?

A lot of rumors have come about lately, mostly from ESPN’s Keith Law, stating that the Pirates are looking to take a high school player like 3B Bobby Borchering, C/3B Wil Myers, or RHP Matt Hobgood with their first pick. These players would provide a signability advantage, with the possibility of working out pre-draft deals. The idea would be to free up money for top Dominican prospect, Miguel Angel Sano. In Law’s latest...

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Game 47 Live Blog: Pirates at Cubs

Game 47: Pirates at Cubs

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Lynchburg Hillcats Recap: Hillcats win 3-0, Alvarez has 2 RBIs

I just got back from the Hillcats game, which was much better than the Pirates game tonight. The Hillcats won 3-0, thanks to some great pitching, and two RBIs from Pedro Alvarez. Chi-Hung Cheng, a 23 year old left hander, improved his record to 4-2 on the season, and lowered his ERA to 3.98 with five shutout innings, allowing four hits, striking out four, and walking one. Dustin Molleken came on for three scoreless innings, allowing...

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Pirates Notebook: Pirates win pitcher's duel

OK, so maybe it wasn’t such a pitcher’s duel. After seeing the Pirates lose 2-0, then 4-0, then wait until the 9th inning in game three of the White Sox series to come alive, it was nice to see some runs. It’s a shame that for the last week we can’t seem to get it all together. When the pitching is working, the offense isn’t. When the offense is working, the pitching breaks down. I also want to bring to...

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Game 45 Live Blog: Pirates at Cubs

Game 45: Pirates at Cubs

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