Pirates Will Have Baseball America’s Top Farm System This Year
Jan06

Pirates Will Have Baseball America’s Top Farm System This Year

Baseball America will be releasing their Prospect Handbook later this month, which always includes their top farm system rankings. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Pirates will have the number one ranking in the upcoming book. The Cardinals were number one last year, but dropped to seventh in this year’s rankings. This isn’t the first time that the Pirates have been ranked number one. Jonathan...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #20 – Michael De La Cruz
Jan06

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #20 – Michael De La Cruz

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. We start...

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Pirates Sign Chris Dickerson
Jan06

Pirates Sign Chris Dickerson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with Chris Dickerson. The deal is not yet official, and hasn’t been announced by the team, but Dickerson is here at Pirate City for mini-camp. It’s a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. Dickerson was formerly with the Reds from 2008-2010, and spent the 2013 season with the Orioles. He was recently outrighted to Triple-A by Baltimore, but declined and elected...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Spring Training Tracker
Jan05

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Spring Training Tracker

This weekend I uploaded the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Spring Training Tracker to the site. This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve had the tracker on the site. Prior to Spring Training it will show all of the non-roster invitees who are invited to camp, along with the chances of each player making the Opening Day roster. Once Spring Training begins, the tracker will be updated any time a player is cut from camp, or whenever a...

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Pirates Made Similar Offer to James Loney
Jan04

Pirates Made Similar Offer to James Loney

James Loney re-signed with the Tampa Bay Rays last month, after drawing interest from several teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates. Loney ended up signing a three year, $21 M deal to remain in Tampa. According to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune (h/t Bucs Dugout), Loney turned down similar offers from the Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, and Houston Astros. #Rays Loney said MIL, PIT, HOU, TB made similiar offers. "I felt this was...

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Pirates Rated as One of the Top 10 MLB Teams
Jan01

Pirates Rated as One of the Top 10 MLB Teams

Buster Olney has been counting down various top ten lists in the majors, and finished yesterday with his top ten MLB teams. The Pirates were rated as the tenth best team, with Olney pointing out their strong core of Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Starling Marte, Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole, and Charlie Morton. The Pirates were the fifth best NL team on the list. The Pirates rated highly in Olney’s rankings for pitching and...

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