2012 Minor League Baseball Attendance Rankings

Recently released attendance numbers and how the Pirates’ affiliates ranked.

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Morgantown Ballpark – Future Short Season Affiliate of the Pirates?

The plans are moving forward for a new potential ballpark in Morgantown, West VIrginia. Could this be the future home of the Pirates’ short-season affiliate?

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Defining Large, Mid, and Small Markets

Oftentimes you’ll hear that Team X is a Large Market team or that Team Y is a Small Market Team.  But aside from knowing that the Yankees are a large market team and Pittsburgh is a small market team, how are the other teams defined?  And what exactly is a mid market team? Using readily available data, this article will categorize the 30 teams into these three tiers by three separate categories: Metro Population, Payroll, and...

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Pirates Inquired about Shin-Soo Choo

According to Rob Biertempel on Twitter (via MLBTR), the Indians and Pirates have discussed the particulars of a trade for Shin-Soo Choo.  Biertempel speculates that the Pirates would have to part with Starling Marte to make the trade happen. Choo has one year of team control left in 2013 before heading to free agency as a Scott Boras client.  The 30 year-old Choo has a .295/.382/.489 triple slash line this year with 12 HR’s....

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The Departed – Grossman, Owens, Cain

Taking a look at what the Pirates gave up in the Wandy Rodriguez trade

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