AFL: Control Issues For Tyler Glasnow in Season Opener
Oct08

AFL: Control Issues For Tyler Glasnow in Season Opener

The opener of the Arizona Fall League had two big stories for the Pittsburgh Pirates, one we have heard before and one is new. Tyler Glasnow got the start and had command issues, getting knocked out in the first inning due to his pitch count. On the other side of things, Josh Bell played his first real game at first base. He had played a little in the Fall Instructional League before leaving for the AFL, but this is the first game...

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An Early Look at the Pirates’ 2015 Payroll Shows Plenty of Room For Russell Martin
Oct07

An Early Look at the Pirates’ 2015 Payroll Shows Plenty of Room For Russell Martin

Today I finished putting together the 2015 40-man payroll page, which will be updated throughout the off-season, and in to the regular season. Bookmark that link, as I’ll be updating the chart after every move throughout the off-season. The chart provides an estimate  of the year-end 2015 payroll, which will definitely change throughout the off-season. Right now the estimate is made up of three things. First we have the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014-15 Off-Season Contract Situations
Oct07

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014-15 Off-Season Contract Situations

The MLB off-season is full of potential moves, whether those moves are free agency, option years, arbitration eligible players, or non-tender candidates. Earlier this week I looked at 14 of the biggest questions for the Pirates this off-season, which detailed a lot of the potential transactions. Below is a list of players who are eligible for off-season transactions, along with some important dates for those transactions. Pending Free...

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First Pitch: Maybe No Move Was the Right Move
Oct07

First Pitch: Maybe No Move Was the Right Move

“No move was the right move.” That’s a quote that was destined to be tossed around by message board critics from the moment it was spoken. Neal Huntington issued the quote after talking about how they explored the market, how they missed out on a few players because other teams were looking for MLB players and not prospects, and how anything else wouldn’t have made sense. The quote was thrown around after every...

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Tyler Glasnow is Baseball America’s Top Prospect in the FSL
Oct06

Tyler Glasnow is Baseball America’s Top Prospect in the FSL

Baseball America has released their top 20 prospects in the Florida State League. The full list can be seen here, and scouting reports can be found in this article for subscribers. The Pittsburgh Pirates had two players on the list, including Tyler Glasnow, who was the top prospect in the league. Josh Bell was the other player on the list, finishing in the top 10. Glasnow led the FSL in a lot of categories, mostly due to his upper 90s...

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Pirates Release Eight Players, Including Matt Curry; Michael Martinez Elects Free Agency
Oct06

Pirates Release Eight Players, Including Matt Curry; Michael Martinez Elects Free Agency

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight minor league players and utility player Michael Martinez has elected free agency, according to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions. The released players are Matt Curry, Nathan Sopena, Christian Henriquez, Carlos Marquez, Francisco Aponte, Adam Landecker, Candon Myles and Nathan Tomaszewski. First baseman Matt Curry is the biggest player among the group and the only one...

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