Andrew McCutchen is Overwhelming Choice For Sporting News All-Star Team
Oct23

Andrew McCutchen is Overwhelming Choice For Sporting News All-Star Team

The Sporting News has been releasing their 2013 season awards this week, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have been doing great. They had the top three players in the NL Comeback Player of the Year race, with Francisco Liriano winning the award. Clint Hurdle took home the NL Manager of the Year Award. Today the awards continue, as Andrew McCutchen was named to the Sporting News NL All-Star team. Not only was McCutchen named to the team, but...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Arbitration Estimates
Oct23

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Arbitration Estimates

Matt Swartz at MLBTR has been producing some very accurate arbitration estimates over the last two seasons. His estimates for the Pittsburgh Pirates just came out recently, in an off-season preview that was written by Charlie at Bucs Dugout. Below are the MLBTR arbitration estimates: Garrett Jones, OF (4.158): $5.3MM (non-tender candidate) Neil Walker, 2B (3.166): $4.8MM Pedro Alvarez, 3B (3.085): $4MM Charlie Morton, SP (5.010):...

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Pirates Grant Phillies Permission to Interview Jim Benedict
Oct22

Pirates Grant Phillies Permission to Interview Jim Benedict

  According to Jayson Stark, the Pittsburgh Pirates have given the Philadelphia Phillies permission to interview Jim Benedict for their open pitching coach position. Benedict is currently a special advisor to general manager Neal Huntington. Prior to his current role, he was the Minor League Pitching Coordinator. He still works with pitchers, but most of his work these days is with major leaguers. One of the biggest feathers in...

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The Pirates Have Plenty of Starting Pitching Depth in 2014
Oct22

The Pirates Have Plenty of Starting Pitching Depth in 2014

One of the biggest keys to the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates was their pitching depth. The Pirates used 12 different starting pitchers, and most of those starters were used in the first three months of the season. That didn’t count guys like Jeff Karstens and Kyle McPherson, who were counted on pre-season as depth options, but weren’t available due to injuries. The off-season focus is always on the five man...

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Clint Hurdle Wins The Sporting News NL Manager of the Year
Oct22

Clint Hurdle Wins The Sporting News NL Manager of the Year

Yesterday The Sporting News named Francisco Liriano their NL Comeback Player of the Year after the lefty dominated a players vote. Today, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was named The Sporting News National League Manager of the Year. The award was decided based on a vote held only by NL managers. Hurdle won with five of the 15 votes. In second was Fredi Gonzalez with three. Those were the only managers to receive more than...

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Don’t Sleep on Joely Rodriguez as a Future Major League Pitcher
Oct21

Don’t Sleep on Joely Rodriguez as a Future Major League Pitcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates have no shortage of quality pitching prospects. This year they saw Gerrit Cole graduate to the majors and start his transition into a number one starter. Next year could be the same story with top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon. One of the biggest stories in the minors this year was the emergence of Tyler Glasnow, who looks like he could also be a top of the rotation starter. Behind those pitchers, the...

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