Prospect Rewind: How Gregory Polanco Became the Pirates’ Top Prospect
Dec26

Prospect Rewind: How Gregory Polanco Became the Pirates’ Top Prospect

Last week the 2014 Prospect Guide was released. Many of you received your books early this week, or you purchased the eBook in the last two days. In either case, you would know by now that Gregory Polanco is our top ranked prospect in the Pirates’ system heading into the 2014 season. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can purchase the book here. The next shipment of paperback books is expected to arrive at the end...

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The 2014 Prospect Guide is Now Available as an eBook
Dec24

The 2014 Prospect Guide is Now Available as an eBook

The 2014 Prospect Guide was released last week in paperback form. For the fourth year in a row, we are also providing the book in eBook form. The eBook was released today, and can be purchased through our publisher. The eBook is priced at $21, which is the same as the regular book. In most cases, eBooks are cheaper than the regular books. Our publisher is always offering discounts, which means the eBook can always be purchased at a...

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First Pitch: Pirates Could Soon Have the Best Outfield in Baseball
Dec24

First Pitch: Pirates Could Soon Have the Best Outfield in Baseball

The Pittsburgh Pirates have an MVP center fielder. They also have a center fielder who is a playmaker, and uses his center field skills to be one of the best defensive left-fielders in the game. In the wings they have a third center fielder who has the potential to be just as good as the MVP, and who could arrive by mid-season 2014. Most teams would kill for just one good center fielder. The Pirates will most likely have three of them...

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Pirates Lose Ryan Reid on Waivers to the Mets
Dec23

Pirates Lose Ryan Reid on Waivers to the Mets

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost relief pitcher Ryan Reid on waivers to the New York Mets, according to Chris Cotillo. Source: #Mets claim Ryan Reid off waivers from #Pirates — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 23, 2013 Reid was designated for assignment last week in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Edinson Volquez and Clint Barmes. The claim by the Mets doesn’t change much for the Pirates. If Reid would have...

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Why Nick Kingham Would Be Too Much to Pay For Ike Davis
Dec22

Why Nick Kingham Would Be Too Much to Pay For Ike Davis

On Friday morning, I read an article by Bob Smizik talking about how¬†the Pittsburgh Pirates should be open to trading a top prospect for first baseman Ike Davis. There were parts of the article I agreed with, and parts I disagreed with. At the end of the article, Smizik asks a simple question to “all of those afflicted with PSS (Prospect Separation Syndrome)”: Why not trade Nick Kingham for Ike Davis? I guess I would...

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