Huntington, Stark, Smith Will Be Retained for 2013

General Manager Neal Huntington, along with Assistant Kyle Stark and Greg Smith will be retained for the 2013 season, according to Pirates President Frank Coonelly. Despite Pittsburgh seeing a second straight second-half collapse, the front office will remain intact. Stark and Smith were also recently criticized for the training methods they used in the Fall Instructional League this month. Coonelly issued a statement on Wednesday....

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Exploring the Arsenal – Jeremy Hefner

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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2012 Minor League Baseball Attendance Rankings

Recently released attendance numbers and how the Pirates’ affiliates ranked.

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Exploring the Arsenal – Collin McHugh

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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Pirates Place Four in GCL Top 20 Prospects

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects for the 2012 Gulf Coast League season, with the Pittsburgh Pirates placing four players in the rankings. The four players were Wyatt Mathisen, Dilson Herrera, Tyler Glasnow, and Jin-De Jhang. Scouting reports can be viewed here, and the list for non-subscribers can be seen here. Mathisen came in ranked 5th on the list. The catcher was drafted this year in the second round, and went on...

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Morgantown Ballpark – Future Short Season Affiliate of the Pirates?

The plans are moving forward for a new potential ballpark in Morgantown, West VIrginia. Could this be the future home of the Pirates’ short-season affiliate?

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