Brian Wilson Signs With the Dodgers
Jul30

Brian Wilson Signs With the Dodgers

Yesterday we heard the Pirates were front runners to sign Brian Wilson. Today Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have taken the lead in the Wilson race. The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013 The updates yesterday said the Pirates were one of the front runners, with Arizona, San Francisco, and Los Angeles...

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Pirates Considered Strong Front Runners For Brian Wilson
Jul29

Pirates Considered Strong Front Runners For Brian Wilson

Bob Nightengale of USA Today has an update on Brian Wilson. Former #SFGiants closer Brian Wilson has 5 offers-from 4 NL teams and 1 AL team with #Pirates and #Dbacks considered strong front runners. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 29, 2013 We heard about Wilson last Thursday. Nate Barnes wrote about him here. I talked about how you can never have too much depth, and while the Pirates don’t need him, it definitely...

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P3 Episode 14: Previewing the Trade Deadline For the Pirates
Jul26

P3 Episode 14: Previewing the Trade Deadline For the Pirates

Episode 14 of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This episode includes analysis from Nate Barnes (@NateBarnes_TPN), James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) and myself (@timwilliamsP2) on the Pirates. Highlights of the show include: **We introduce new beat writer Nate Barnes to the show this week. **There were some audio problems in the first nine minutes. We got everything figured out after that. **We talk...

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First Pitch: You Can Never Have Too Much Depth
Jul26

First Pitch: You Can Never Have Too Much Depth

If you want to point to one reason why the Pittsburgh Pirates have been so successful this year, the most obvious reason would be their pitching. I talked about the pitching last night, pointing out how the Pirates are only projected to spend $36.5 M for the number one ranked pitching staff in baseball. But digging deeper into the success of the pitching staff, we can see the real fuel for this year’s team has been the depth....

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Brian Wilson a possibility for Pirates?
Jul25

Brian Wilson a possibility for Pirates?

According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Pirates were one of a number of teams “represented” at a throwing session in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon featuring former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. Reports from a scout detail Wilson, coming off the second Tommy John surgery of his career, throwing between 90-93 miles per hour and saying Wilson is “not far away” after not pitching in a game in...

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