• Interviews from Piratefest – Clint Barmes and Chris Resop

    Pirates Prospects and other blogs were able to interview Pirate players and front office people last night at Piratefest. These are the highlights from Clint Barmes and Chris Resop.

  • Pirates Prospects at PirateFest This Weekend

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will be holding their annual PirateFest this weekend at the Convention Center. I’ve never been to a PirateFest before, so if you’re looking for a good guide on what to expect, you should check out Tom’s preview over at Rumbunter. Pirates Prospects will have a booth at the event...

  • Andrew McCutchen’s Extension Value

    One of the big topics this off-season is whether the Pittsburgh Pirates will extend their top player, Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen is entering his final year of league minimum pay. He will be arbitration eligible in 2013, and will be eligible for free agency after the 2015 season if no extension is reached....

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 25-Man Roster Projection

    Last night was the deadline for teams to tender offers to their unsigned players.  The Pittsburgh Pirates tendered offers to all of their arbitration eligible players, signed Jason Grilli to a one year deal, and traded Jose Veras to Milwaukee for Casey McGehee.  I broke down all of the moves last night...

  • Analyzing the Non-Tender Deadline

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a somewhat busy day today. They swapped arbitration eligible players with the Milwaukee Brewers, reached a pre-arbitration deal with Jason Grilli, non-tendered Pedro Ciriaco and Jason Jaramillo, and tendered offers to the rest of the players who were without contracts in 2012. In the biggest move of the...

  • The 2012 Prospect Guide Will Be Released This Week

    The Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide will be released by the end of this week. I’ve already placed the order for the first shipment from the publisher, and that order was shipped out today. I should receive it by tomorrow or Wednesday, at which point the book will officially go on sale....

  • How the Winter Meetings Affected the NL Central

    With the Winter Meetings concluded, now is a good time to check in on what the rest of the NL Central has been doing in the offseason.

  • 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

    The Pirates agreed to a deal to bring Nate McLouth back. On the second day of the MLB Winter Meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates moved closer to several deals in order to add depth to the major league roster. The team agreed to a deal with Nate McLouth, bringing back the former Pirates...

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