AFL: Gamache Drives in Run During Scottsdale’s Extra Inning Victory
Oct11

AFL: Gamache Drives in Run During Scottsdale’s Extra Inning Victory

On Saturday in the Arizona Fall League, Dan Gamache was the only Pirates player in the starting lineup. He batted third and played second base, while both Elias Diaz and Josh Bell sat out their second straight game. Adrian Sampson came on to pitch the seventh inning, his second relief appearance. Scottsdale moved to 3-2 on the season with a 7-6 win over Surprise in ten innings. Gamache grounded out to first base in the first inning,...

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Russell Martin Turned Down a Pirates Mid-Season Extension Offer
Oct11

Russell Martin Turned Down a Pirates Mid-Season Extension Offer

I missed this while I was on the road yesterday, but Jon Heyman reports that Russell Martin turned down an offer during the 2014 season from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Heyman says that the terms of the deal were unknown, and that there’s no indication that the sides are anywhere close on a deal right now. This news isn’t a surprise. I wrote the other night about how Martin has been looking forward to free agency since the day...

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Instructional League Highlights From Reese McGuire, Mitch Keller and More
Oct11

Instructional League Highlights From Reese McGuire, Mitch Keller and More

On Friday, we posted highlights of Austin Meadows, Raul Siri and Adrian Valerio from Thursday’s Fall Instructional League game. We have some more video from the game courtesy of the FIL Fan page. Today’s highlights include 2014 second round draft pick Mitch Keller, last year’s first round pick Reese McGuire, pitcher Austin Coley and a second look at two interesting DSL players. Mitch Keller received a $1,000,000...

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AFL: Thomas Harlan Gets the Start For Scottsdale
Oct11

AFL: Thomas Harlan Gets the Start For Scottsdale

With no Pittsburgh Pirates players in the starting lineup on Friday, it was a quiet night in the Arizona Fall League. The starting pitcher was Thomas Harlan, giving the Pirates three starters in the first four games for Scottsdale. Tyler Glasnow started the opening game and Joely Rodriguez got the start in game two. This is the first game that Josh Bell didn’t start and both Elias Diaz and Dan Gamache have played every other...

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The Top 10 Choices For the Pirates’ New Minor League Team Name in Morgantown
Oct10

The Top 10 Choices For the Pirates’ New Minor League Team Name in Morgantown

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be moving their NYPL affiliate from Jamestown to Morgantown next year, playing in the new baseball stadium that will be built for West Virginia University. So far, the team doesn’t have a name, but that will change soon. The Morgantown franchise released the ten finalists for the team name. You can vote on that name until Friday, October 17th at 5 PM by going here. Below are the names, along with some...

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Austin Meadows Goes Deep During Thursday’s Instructional League Action
Oct10

Austin Meadows Goes Deep During Thursday’s Instructional League Action

The Pittsburgh Pirates took on the Toronto Blue Jays in the Fall Instructional League on Thursday and we have some great video courtesy of the FIL Fan page. The main highlight was Austin Meadows slugging a long home run, which is shown below. We also have first time footage of two of the top prospects from the Dominican Summer League. Both Raul Siri and Adrian Valerio are making their first appearances in the U.S. during the FIL and...

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