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First Pitch: How Much Did the Pirates’ Payroll Increase in 2014?

Today I updated the 2014 40-man roster and payroll page, adding all of the...

Morning Report: Best OPS Doesn’t Always Equal Best Prospect

When judging the prospect status of a player in the lower levels, OPS is one...

First Pitch: Why You Never Really Give Up On Prospects

There are a lot of stories in the minor leagues that are pretty standard....

Links: The Amazing John Holdzkom Story, and a Guide to Scouting

The Pittsburgh Pirates are about to take on the Chicago Cubs this afternoon,...

Carlos Munoz Named to the GCL All-Star Team

The Gulf Coast League announced their post-season All-Star team today. The...

Pirates Still in Playoff Picture, Thanks to Horrible Second NL Wild Card Race

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost a huge series this week, getting swept by the...

Austin Meadows Was Impressive in His Short Time With West Virginia

Austin Meadows progressed well in the short time he has had in Low-A West...

Morning Report: Minor League Depth at Second Base

Today is the 78th birthday of Pittsburgh Pirates’ legendary second...

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Links: The Amazing John Holdzkom Story, and a Guide to Scouting

The Pittsburgh Pirates are about to take on the Chicago Cubs this afternoon,...

Josh Harrison Named NL Player of the Month for August

Josh Harrison has been named the National League Player of the Month for the...

Neal Huntington on Who Could Join the Pirates When Rosters Expand Tomorrow

Major League Baseball rosters expand tomorrow, with teams able to call up...

No Moves Imminent For the Pirates as Waiver Trade Deadline Approaches

The Pittsburgh Pirates have until midnight tonight to make a waiver trade...

Carlos Munoz Named to the GCL All-Star Team

The Gulf Coast League announced their post-season All-Star team today. The...

The Jamestown Jammers are Relocating to Morgantown

The Jamestown Jammers will be relocating to Morgantown next year, according...

Two Altoona Curve Players Named to Season-Ending All-Star Team

The Eastern League has announced their season-ending All-Stars and two...

Pirates Losing Scout and Former Pitching Coach Mike Steele

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be losing Mike Steele, a scout that played a big...

Austin Meadows Was Impressive in His Short Time With West Virginia

Austin Meadows progressed well in the short time he has had in Low-A West...

Marauders Eliminated From the FSL Playoffs

The Bradenton Marauders have been eliminated from the Florida State League...

Marauders Drop Game One as Tyler Glasnow Struggles With His Control

The Pittsburgh Pirates wanted to keep Tyler Glasnow in Bradenton this year,...

The Ongoing Maturation of Luis Heredia

The 2013 and 2014 seasons have both been up-and-down years for Luis...

Pirates Call Up Six Players, Including Gregory Polanco, Jeff Locke, and John Holdzkom

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up six players from Indianapolis today....

Pirates Add John Holdzkom to the 40-Man Roster, DFA Chris McGuiness

The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher...

Pirates Add Gerrit Cole, Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel to Active Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Tony Sanchez, starter Gerrit...

Locke optioned, Morel called up

In a paper move to get the most usable players on the roster before they...