Who Are the Best Bounce Back Free Agent Starting Pitchers?
Nov11

Who Are the Best Bounce Back Free Agent Starting Pitchers?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a lot of success with starting pitchers the last few years. The highlights have been A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano, who both had horrible surface numbers prior to joining the Pirates. Burnett had a 5.20 ERA in the two years prior to his trade, and Liriano combined for a 5.23 ERA in the two years before he signed as a free agent. Burnett has since posted a 3.41 ERA in two years with the Pirates,...

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Week In Review: Will A.J. Burnett Return to the Pirates?
Nov10

Week In Review: Will A.J. Burnett Return to the Pirates?

We produce a lot of content each week at Pirates Prospects. During the regular season it can be easier to keep up, since baseball is the only sport going. But baseball news doesn’t stop in the off-season, and it can be easier to miss topics with football and hockey going on at the same time, not to mention college sports, and the NBA if you’re into that sort of thing. So each Sunday we will be recapping the articles from...

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Huntington Says Pirates Can’t Afford Burnett at $14 M
Nov08

Huntington Says Pirates Can’t Afford Burnett at $14 M

David Todd of ESPN 970 had Neal Huntington on his show this afternoon, discussing why the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t tender A.J. Burnett a qualifying offer. The podcast might eventually go up on David’s page, but for now here is his summary of the Burnett conversation. #Pirates Huntington on not giving AJ Burnett a qualifying offer: “$14M in one player was a bit steep for us." — David Todd (@DTonPirates) November...

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Prospect Rewind: Looking at Tyler Glasnow’s Rapid Progression
Nov07

Prospect Rewind: Looking at Tyler Glasnow’s Rapid Progression

Last week we started a new feature on the site called “Prospect Rewind”. Each week the feature will look back at some of the prospect reports in previous editions of the Prospect Guide, all leading up to the release of the Pirates Prospects 2014 Prospect Guide. The 2014 book is currently available for pre-sales, and will be released shortly after the Winter Meetings in December. The cover this year features Tyler Glasnow,...

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Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez Win Silver Slugger Awards
Nov06

Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez Win Silver Slugger Awards

The Silver Slugger awards were held tonight, with Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez winning awards at their respective positions. For the second year in a row and second time in his career, Andrew McCutchen won a Silver Slugger award in the outfield. Meanwhile, Alvarez won the first of his career, taking home the NL third base Silver Slugger. McCutchen had a strong offensive season again this year, hitting for a .317/.404/.508 line...

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McCutchen and Hurdle Are Finalists For BBWAA Awards
Nov05

McCutchen and Hurdle Are Finalists For BBWAA Awards

Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle have both been named finalists for the Baseball Writers Association of America awards, which are the official MLB awards as voted by baseball writers. Hurdle was a finalist for the NL Manager of the year. The award will be announced on November 12th. Fredi Gonzalez of the Braves and Don Mattingly of the Dodgers were also NL finalists. Hurdle won the Sporting News NL Manager of the Year award a few...

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