Baseball Prospectus Looks at 12 Bargain Free Agents
Nov14

Baseball Prospectus Looks at 12 Bargain Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have done well in the past few years looking at bargain players, especially on the pitching side of the game. They look to be going the same route again this year, once again looking for bargain starting pitchers. Baseball Prospectus released a list of 12 players who are likely to be bargains this year. The list is numbered, but I don’t think it’s a rankings list, since each writer had one player....

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Who Are the Best Bounce Back Free Agent Starting Pitchers?
Nov11

Who Are the Best Bounce Back Free Agent Starting Pitchers?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a lot of success with starting pitchers the last few years. The highlights have been A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano, who both had horrible surface numbers prior to joining the Pirates. Burnett had a 5.20 ERA in the two years prior to his trade, and Liriano combined for a 5.23 ERA in the two years before he signed as a free agent. Burnett has since posted a 3.41 ERA in two years with the Pirates,...

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Pirates Strand 10 Runners in Third Straight Loss, End Locke’s Unbeaten Streak
Jul08

Pirates Strand 10 Runners in Third Straight Loss, End Locke’s Unbeaten Streak

Two Pirates line drives to the outfield found Oakland gloves, stranding four of the 10 runners the Pirates left on base in a 2-1 loss Monday night. The Bucs collected nine hits to the Athletics’ three, but went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position to drop their third-straight game. “I can control being ready to hit, to swing the bat,” said Andrew McCutchen, who was 1-for-4 and was robbed of a potential go-ahead...

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Winter Meetings Notebook: Rule 5 Draft Preview

Day three of the winter meetings wrapped up without any moves being made by the Pittsburgh Pirates, although we did have several rumors and updates about players the Pirates are talking to. ┬áDay four will almost certainly bring at least one transaction, as the 2010 Rule 5 draft will take place at 9:00 AM, with the Pirates having the first overall pick. The Pirates haven’t said whether they will use the selection, or trade it...

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Pirates Interested in Bartolo Colon, Alfredo Amezaga

Dejan Kovacevic has an update this morning from the Winter Meetings, with two new players that the Pirates are interested in. -The Pirates have scouted Bartolo Colon in the Dominican, where he is 40 pounds lighter and currently has a 0.91 ERA in 29.2 innings, with a 26:2 K/BB ratio in the Dominican Winter League.  Dejan speculates that the 37 year old would cost something in the $1 M range that he received from the Chicago White Sox...

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