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 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Sunday December 16 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.   This years event will...

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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 each team sounded interesting. It’s not a perfect method, but it would be one of the best ways to quantify draft...

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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 and Atlanta’s Michael Bourn. McCutchen finished the 2012 season with a .997...

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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 rosters down to 40-men.  The deadline this year is on Friday.  The Pittsburgh Pirates currently have one player on the 60-day...

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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 who have spoken out against the reports of the training. There is one group we haven’t...

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An Early Look at the Results From the 2009 Draft

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

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