• Recapping the Winter Meetings

    The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up a busy week at the Winter Meetings by taking four players in the Rule 5 draft, three from the AAA phase of the draft. During the week they added two major league free agents, made one trade, and cut ties with Ross Ohlendorf. Here is a list...

  • Preview of the 2012 Prospect Guide

    Tomorrow I will be placing the order for the first shipment of the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide. If you haven’t pre-ordered the book yet, you can do so by going to the Products page. All pre-orders will receive a coupon code good for $5 off the Pirates Prospects 2012 Annual, which...

  • Winter Meetings Day Two: Contingency Plans

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  • How to Follow the Winter Meetings on Pirates Prospects

    The winter meetings begin today, which marks the start of one of the busiest weeks of the year for the site. I spent the majority of the last week, and the entire weekend working on finishing the 2012 Prospect Guide so that I could keep track of the rumors and the potential...

  • Why an Andrew McCutchen Deal Would Be Impossible

    Earlier we heard a rumor from Keith Law that the Pittsburgh Pirates would listen on center fielder Andrew McCutchen.  Since that report came out, we’ve heard from Dejan Kovacevic that the Pirates aren’t trading McCutchen and have no intention of doing so.  Law’s report never said the team was shopping McCutchen, just...

  • Where Can the Pirates Add An Impact Player?

    With the signing of Clint Barmes this past week, the Pittsburgh Pirates made their second move to upgrade the 2012 team from the team we saw in 2011.  But if you’re expecting a huge upgrade, you’re probably going to be disappointed. Anyone who takes a look at the available options at catcher...

  • Off-Season Transactions Page

    Throughout the 2011-2012 off-season we will be keeping track of every move the Pittsburgh Pirates make, both to the major league team, and to the minor league system.  To keep track of all of the additions to the system throughout the off-season, bookmark the new Off-Season Transactions page.

  • A Closer Look At the CBA

    Yesterday Major League Baseball announced the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  I talked about how the CBA essentially eliminated the Pittsburgh Pirates from contention forever.  Maybe the title of the post was a little bit for effect, but the CBA definitely wasn’t good for the small market team. I think your view on...

  • The Day the Pirates Were Forever Eliminated From Contention

    I tried to watch the press conference where Bud Selig announced the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, although it was hard to keep track of the announcement while following all of the details on Twitter.  I didn’t catch every word that was said, so I probably missed an announcement that went something like...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With Clint Barmes

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