• Morton Ahead of Schedule

    BRADENTON -- Opening day continues to look promising for right-hander Charlie Morton. After undergoing offseason left hip surgery to repair a labrum tear in mid-October, the 28-year-old looks to be ahead of the six months recovery time. “Everything’s in a good place for Charlie, everything's in a good place," Pirates Manager Clint...

  • Updated Value of a Win & How It Relates to Andrew McCutchen

    A recent piece on Fangraphs re-establishes the value of the cost per win on the free agent market. How does this affect the decision by the Pirates this past off-season and going forward with Andrew McCutchen?

  • Pirates Acquire Burnett from Yankees, pending approval

    Photo by Keith Allison PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates and the New York Yankees have agreed upon a deal sending right-hander A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh, pending a physical and approval from the commissioner, Dejan Kovacevic reports.  Under the terms of the deal, the Yankees will be paying $20 M of the $33M remaining on...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Draft Prospect Trackers

    In the past few years it has been easy to follow the potential draft prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They were usually picking at the top of the draft, which meant the list of players to choose from was limited to the top three or four guys. Last year they were picking...

  • Introducing Pirates Prospects Blogs

    Today I would like to announce the addition of individual blogs to Pirates Prospects. The site has grown over the last few years, both in the amount of content produced, and the amount of people who contribute to the site. The main part of the site has become primarily focused on the...

  • Matt Hague Looking To Make a Good Impression In Big League Camp

    PITTSBURGH — In less than two weeks, first base prospect Matt Hague will be heading down to Bradenton, Fla., for spring training. This year, however, is different for Hague. The 26-year-old, who was added to the 40-man roster this offseason after being Rule 5 eligible, will have a chance to make an...

  • Pirates Prospects Adds a Beat Writer, Will Have Full Coverage of Spring Training

    Two weeks ago Pirates Prospects celebrated its third birthday. That seems kind of incredible to me, because it seems like I’ve been running this site for longer than three years. It’s also incredible because three years ago I would have never thought this would be my job. I started the site to...

  • Taking a Look at the Pirates’ Crowded Bullpen

    Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they had signed right handed reliever Juan Cruz to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. Cruz was considered one of the better set-up men in the game just a few years ago, and is coming off a pretty good year pitching out...

  • A Detailed Look at the Early Results From the 2008 Draft

    On Monday I explored the question of when you could start grading a draft. While you can always apply a grade to a draft, it’s hard to get a grade that looks final until a few years down the line. A lot of the times people will grade drafts based on what...

  • Does a Big Free Agent Make Sense For the Pirates?

    The 2011-2012 off-season has been somewhat amusing. At the start of the off-season, the big focus was on the options of Paul Maholm, Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, and Ronny Cedeno. The Pirates declined all four options, much to the dismay of Pirates fans, who didn’t think the team could replace those four...

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