Andrew McCutchen Wins Silver Slugger Award

Major League Baseball announced the 2012 Silver Slugger award winners, and Andrew McCutchen was named one of the winners. The award was the first Silver Slugger for McCutchen, and he became the first Pirate to win the award since Jack Wilson in 2004. McCutchen led the National League in hits with 194, and ranked second in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and total bases. He became the fourth Pittsburgh player...

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Pirates Hire Senior Advisor to the GM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Bill Livesey to be a Senior Advisor to the General Manager, per a team press release. Livesey, 72, was most recently a professional scout with the New York Yankees from 2008-2011. Prior to that he spent three seasons as a Special Assistant to the General Manager of the New York Mets. Livesey spent 18 years with the Yankees from 1978-1995, and was involved in all phases of player development and...

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McCutchen Named Finalist for National League MVP

Finalists for the National League Most Valuable Player Award were announced on MLB Network tonight and Pirates Andrew McCutchen was named one of five finalists for the MVP Award. McCutchen, along with Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun, San Diego’s Chase Headley, St. Louis’ Yadier Molina and San Francisco’s Buster Posey were the others nominated for the award. McCutchen finished the 2012 season with a .327 average and a...

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Bob Nutting Gives His Input on Several Key Off-Season Topics

With the GM Meetings kicking off today, and the Winter Meetings less than a month away, the free agent market should start to pick up. General Manager Neal Huntington is in Florida for the next two days, which gives General Managers the opportunity to meet face to face and be able to start discussing potential trades. If the Pirates don’t make any moves this offseason, the club is projected to have a payroll just under $61 M on...

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Pirates Owner Bob Nutting Addresses 2012 Season

After the Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up their 2012 season with a 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park, owner Bob Nutting said that he was angry and frustrated by the final outcome of the season. On July 28, the Pirates sat at a 58-42 record — a season-high 16 games over .500 — and just three games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the National League Central. They held a spot in the Wild Card standings, but similar to...

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Polanco and Herrera Named Topps Minor League Players of the Year

Topps has released their Minor League Players of the Year awards for each of the individual leagues throughout minor league baseball, and two Pirates prospects were recognized for their respective leagues. Gregory Polanco was named the Player of the Year for the South Atlantic League, while Dilson Herrera was named the Player of the Year for the Gulf Coast League. Polanco hit for a .325/.388/.522 line in 437 at-bats in West Virginia...

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