Pirates Invite Eight Players to Spring Training, Including Tyler Glasnow and Stetson Allie
Jan09

Pirates Invite Eight Players to Spring Training, Including Tyler Glasnow and Stetson Allie

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that eight players have been invited to Spring Training, with some big name prospects among the group. Two of the players invited were pitchers Charlie Leesman and Wilfredo Boscan, both of whom just signed minor league deals. The other six players invited today are pitchers Tyler Glasnow and Adrian Sampson, first baseman Stetson Allie, infielder Gift Ngoepe and outfielders Mel Rojas Jr. and Keon...

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Update on Jung-Ho Kang’s Negotiations, Gaby Sanchez Heads to Japan
Jan08

Update on Jung-Ho Kang’s Negotiations, Gaby Sanchez Heads to Japan

Bill Brink had an article this morning in which he says that the agent of Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang is confident they will come to an agreement with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Alan Nero represents Kang and he called the negotiations very positive, saying that Neal Huntington has “tried very hard to basically come to the table with an offer”. The two sides have until January 20th to reach an agreement. Initial contract...

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Jon Heyman Mentions Pirates Among Teams With Interest in Asdrubal Cabrera
Dec30

Jon Heyman Mentions Pirates Among Teams With Interest in Asdrubal Cabrera

UPDATE 11:40 AM: Well that didn’t last long. Jon Heyman is reporting that the Rays are close to signing Cabrera, while Ken Rosenthal says that the deal is done pending a physical. Sources: #Rays in agreement with Asdrubal Cabrera, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 30, 2014 Last night on the MLB Network, Jon Heyman mentioned that shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has been talking to some teams very...

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Contract Details For Corey Hart
Dec22

Contract Details For Corey Hart

Jon Heyman posted a tweet with Corey Hart’s contract details. We already knew that Hart was going to make $2.5 M in base salary and could earn that same amount in incentives, but those incentives weren’t announced until today. He will make an extra $250K if he reaches 350 plate appearances and then for every 25 PA after that(375, 400 and 425) he will get another $250K. He then has five chances to make an extra $1.5M total...

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Pirates Win the Bidding For Korean Infielder Jung-Ho Kang
Dec22

Pirates Win the Bidding For Korean Infielder Jung-Ho Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won the bidding for Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang, according to Jon Heyman. pirates won bidding for kang — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 22, 2014 MLBTR detailed the bidding last week, noting that Kang’s team was going to accept the bid. The link also mentions that the bid is approximately $5 M, and that Kang is seeking $5-6 M per year on a multi-year deal over four years. The Pirates now...

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Edinson Volquez Agrees to Deal With Royals
Dec17

Edinson Volquez Agrees to Deal With Royals

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez that will pay him a total of $20M. The deal is still pending a physical. The Pittsburgh Pirates got great value out of Volquez in 2014, signing him to a one-year, $5M deal. He posted a 3.04 ERA over 192.2 innings, making 31 starts and one relief appearance. That was after posting a 5.71 ERA in 2013 when he split the season between the Los...

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