• 2012 Free Agent Options: Shortstop

    Should the Pirates pick up Cedeno's option, or search for an upgrade via free agency? Heading in to the off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have an interesting decision to make at the shortstop position.  They have an option for $3 M on Ronny Cedeno, who had a good year in 2011, highlighted...

  • 2012 Free Agent Options: Catcher

    The Pirates have an option on Doumit, and need a starting catcher for the 2012 season. Earlier today I reviewed the 2011 catching position for the Pittsburgh Pirates, with a look towards the 2012 season.  The Pirates will enter the off-season looking for a starting catcher, as they currently have no one...

  • 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Arbitration Eligible Players

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter the 2011-12 off-season with ten players eligible for arbitration, including five players who are first time eligible.  The decisions to be made are interesting. 2011 breakout players Jeff Karstens and Charlie Morton will both be eligible for arbitration.  All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan will be eligible for his second...

  • Should the Pirates Trade Pedro Alvarez?

      The Rockies could be looking at Pedro Alvarez. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported today that the Colorado Rockies will be searching for a new third baseman in 2012, and will be casting a wide net.  Renck mentions Pedro Alvarez in his list of the intriguing, and mentions that the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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....

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