2011-12 Pirates Prospects Off-Season Calendar

Keep track of all of the important off-season dates with the calendar below.  Dates include all MLB off-season dates, all dates specific to the Pittsburgh Pirates, as well as important dates for Pirates Prospects.  Information will be added throughout the 2011-12 off-season, leading in to the 2012 regular season. Click on the events to expand for more...

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Huntington to Get Three Year Extension?

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately about a Neal Huntington extension that is in the works.  Jon Heyman reported the other day that the Pirates intended to extend their General Manager.  Today, Dejan Kovacevic reports that the extension, once signed, will be for three years. The extension really isn’t a surprise.  The major league team has taken a step forward this year, currently on pace for 74-75 wins.  We’ve...

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Heyman: Pirates Intend to Extend Huntington

In Jon Heyman’s latest article at SI.com, he mentions that the Pittsburgh Pirates intend to extend Neal Huntington after the season.  Heyman mentions that the only reason it hasn’t happened yet is that the team wanted to wait until after the trade deadline and the amateur signing period to pass. The Pirates are five losses away from another losing season, but this year has been a move in the right direction.  The current...

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Jeff Locke and Jared Hughes to be Called Up?

The 2011 Indianapolis Indians season ended today, which means we will see a lot of call-ups tomorrow.  Two of those call-ups appear to be Jeff Locke and Jared Hughes, per a tweet from Daniel Moskos. Locke has made four starts for the Indianapolis Indians, with a 1.93 ERA in 23.1 innings, along with a 19:7 K/BB ratio.  Earlier in the year he put up a 4.03 ERA in 125 innings at the AA level, with a 114:46 K/BB ratio. Hughes has been...

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Alex Presley to be Recalled?

Indianapolis Indians broadcaster Scott McCauley had an interesting tweet tonight: Alex Presley exchanging hugs & shaking hands in the dugout. Go get ‘em Press Presley wasn’t in the lineup tonight, and there’s a good chance that he will be recalled tomorrow.  Aaron Thompson was up for a spot start today in Pittsburgh, but the Pirates need another position player, with a short bench after Ryan Ludwick hit the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Super Two Projections

Yesterday Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reported that the projected Super Two date would be two years and 145 days of service time.  A quick refresher on the Super Two process: -Players are normally paid salaries close to the league minimum when they have less than three years of service time. -Players receive three years of arbitration, starting with their fourth year of service time. -The top 17% of players with 2-3 years of...

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