First Pitch: When Could the Pirates Expect a $100 M Deal?
Jan24

First Pitch: When Could the Pirates Expect a $100 M Deal?

Yesterday, Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly was on 93.7 The Fan, and discussed the likelihood of the Pirates ever issuing a $100 M contract. Coonelly said that the Pirates would eventually sign a $100 M deal, but couldn’t say when. That’s kind of a vague response that would technically be correct since it leaves the possibility of a $100 M deal open for as long as the Pirates are in existence. I wanted to take a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Have Six Top 100 Prospects
Jan23

Pittsburgh Pirates Have Six Top 100 Prospects

After going through the top ten by positions, MLB.com released their top 100 list Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Pirates had six players in the top 100, led by Gregory Polanco, who finished 13th overall. They had four players among the top 50 prospects. Polanco was ranked third among all outfielders earlier this week. He jumped well up the charts this year after ranking 65th overall last year. Jameson Taillon was second among...

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The Latest A.J. Burnett Non-Update
Jan23

The Latest A.J. Burnett Non-Update

Last year during Spring Training, Rob Biertempfel came out with the news that A.J. Burnett was mulling retirement, but he would consider an offer from only one team if he returned: the Pirates. There have been a ton of updates on Burnett this off-season, and each one of them has basically been the same thing we heard last March. Almost ten months after the original report, we’re still left with the news that Burnett is...

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Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow Just Miss MLB.com Top 10 Lists
Jan23

Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow Just Miss MLB.com Top 10 Lists

MLB.com just finished releasing their top 10 prospect lists by position yesterday. The Pittsburgh Pirates were well represented on the lists. Gregory Polanco and Austin Meadows were named to the top ten outfielders list yesterday. Alen Hanson was named eighth best shortstop. Jameson Taillon was named fifth best right-handed pitcher and Reese McGuire was the seventh best catching prospect. Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo have released...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #7 – Reese McGuire
Jan23

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #7 – Reese McGuire

The Pirates Prospects 2014 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2014 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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First Pitch: The First Baseman of the Future Probably Isn’t Playing First Base
Jan23

First Pitch: The First Baseman of the Future Probably Isn’t Playing First Base

The Pittsburgh Pirates have question marks at first base and right field entering the 2014 season. If you look through the farm system for long-term answers in right field, you don’t have to go far to find the right-fielder of the future. His name is Gregory Polanco, and he should arrive in mid-2014. If you go through the farm system looking for the first baseman of the future, you’re not going to find any leading...

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