First Pitch: MLB is NOT As Good As It Has Ever Been
Jul23

First Pitch: MLB is NOT As Good As It Has Ever Been

Bud Selig was in Pittsburgh today, and as you could have guessed, he attributed the Pirates’ success to MLB having a fair landscape. This isn’t unexpected, as it happens every time a small market team surprises everyone by contending. The Pirates have become contenders again, but they haven’t done it because MLB is fair. They did it by finding talent avenues that were under-valued. They did it through the draft,...

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Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Continues Unreal Stretch With 11 Strikeouts
Jul23

Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Continues Unreal Stretch With 11 Strikeouts

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Pirates Prospects Job Openings
Jul22

Pirates Prospects Job Openings

We’re adding some new writers for the second half of the 2014 season, and hopefully beyond the 2014 season. The details for each position are below, along with qualifications. Major League Coverage We’re always looking for MLB writers to provide analysis on the Major League team, as well as regular updates on some of the bigger topics, such as trade deadline content, injury updates, and what specific players are working...

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Pirates Approach to the Trade Deadline Probably Won’t Change From Previous Years
Jul22

Pirates Approach to the Trade Deadline Probably Won’t Change From Previous Years

Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington spoke to the media on Sunday, and with a little over a week to go until the trade deadline, it’s no surprise that a lot of the discussion was about possible trades the Pirates could make. “We feel good about this group,” Huntington said. “We feel good that we’re in the middle of the division race, that we’re in the middle of the Wild Card race and we’ve got...

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A.J. Burnett Prefers the Pirates, But His Salary is Not Preferred
Jul22

A.J. Burnett Prefers the Pirates, But His Salary is Not Preferred

Ken Rosenthal has some interesting updates on A.J. Burnett: #Phillies’ Burnett not only prefers #Pirates as next club, but Bucs players said to be lobbying for his return. Player option may be issue… — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 22, 2014 …for #Pirates. Burnett at 21 starts for #Phillies. Option value is $8.5M at 24 starts, $10M at 27, $11.75M at 30 and maximum $12.75M at 32. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July...

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