• P.J. Forbes Won’t Return to Pirates Organization

    Altoona Curve manager P.J. Forbes won't return to the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization next year, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror. Forbes spent the last two years managing the Altoona Curve, and one year before that managing the Bradenton Marauders. According to Giger, the Pirates weren't bringing Forbes back to manage...

  • Pirates Announce Jay Bell As New Hitting Coach

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced several coaching changes today for the 2013 season, and the highlight was former shortstop Jay Bell being announced as the hitting coach. Bell spent 18 seasons in the majors, with eight of those years coming with the Pirates between 1989-1996. After retiring from the game he spent time...

  • Andrew McCutchen Wins First Gold Glove

    Major League Baseball and Rawlings announced today that Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen won his first Gold Glove among National League Center Fielders. McCutchen beat out Atlanta's Michael Bourn and Cincinnati's Drew Stubbs for the award. McCutchen finished the 2012 season with a 135-game errorless streak and led all National League...

  • Piratefest to Take Place December 15-16

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Tuesday that Piratefest will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16. The hours for the 23rd annual Pirates indoor themed baseball event are as follows: Friday, December 14 is exclusively for season ticket holders; Saturday, December 15...

  • The Pirates Have Spent Big in the Draft, But Has it Paid Off?

    Last week, during the round table discussion at Bucs Dugout, a question was raised about how each team's draft results compare to their total spending. I've previously looked at the 2008 draft, noting the success stories from each round, and comparing that to what the Pirates got. Looking at the $/WAR for...

  • McCutchen Named Finalist for Gold Glove

    Rawlings Sporting Good Company announced their 2012 Gold Glove Award Finalists today, and Pirates' Andrew McCutchen was named one of the three finalists for center field in the National League. McCutchen was the only Pittsburgh player to be named a finalist this season. He was a finalist in center field along with Cincinnati's Drew Stubbs...

  • 2012-2013 Off Season Primer

    With the World Series coming to an end last night, the 2012/2013 off-season officially begins today.  Here is a quick primer of all of the off-season topics. 40-Man Rosters Teams must reinstate players from the 60-day disabled list no later than five days after the end of the World Series, getting their...

  • The Real Story on the Navy SEAL Training Isn’t So Crazy

    We've heard about the Pittsburgh Pirates putting their players through Navy SEAL training. We heard the original story, the repeat of the story, the re-repeat of the story, and all of the national attention that the story has received. We've heard from anonymous players, coaches, parents, agents, and members of other organizations...

  • An Early Look at the Results From the 2009 Draft

    An early look at the results around MLB from the 2009 draft.

  • Navy SEALs Roundtable With Dejan Kovacevic, Charlie Wilmoth, and More

    Tonight I'll be participating in a Navy SEALs roundtable over at Bucs Dugout. It was an idea proposed earlier this evening by Dejan Kovacevic, and will also be attended by Pat at WHYGAVS, Brian at Raise the Jolly Roger, and others. Here is the link to join the discussion. This is kind...

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