This Date in Pirates History: January 5

No big transactions or big name players born on this date on this date in Pittsburgh Pirates history but plenty of players to get to and even a manager thrown in there. Mark Redman (1974) The Pirates acquired Redman, along with Arthur Rhodes in November 2004 from the Oakland A’s in exchange for Jason Kendall. He went 11-12, 4.71 for the A’s in 2004 after winning 14 games for the World Series winning Florida Marlins in...

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Heyman: Pirates aggressive in free agency

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman posted an interesting tweet earlier today.

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Pirates fire John Russell

Just a few quick thoughts, while I have a minute. Here is Neal Huntington’s statement, via Dejan Kovacevic at the PBC Blog.

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John Russell Fired, Neal Huntington Retained

The Pittsburgh Pirates have fired manager John Russell after a weekend full of speculation on the move.  Neal Huntington has said that the search for Russell’s replacement will begin immediately. For my thoughts on the move, check out my post from when the speculation began this weekend. Dejan Kovacevic has a statement from Neal Huntington on the move. UPDATE 12:11 PM: More from DK (in the link above): Neal Huntington has been...

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Russell to be Fired Tomorrow?

There has been speculation this weekend that Pittsburgh Pirates manager John Russell will be fired next week.  Dejan Kovacevic mentioned that the Pirates are not expected to bring Russell back, and could dismiss him at the start of next week.  Two more reports have come out tonight to say something similar. Jim Bowden tweeted tonight that Russell has been fired, along with Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha (which is fitting, because...

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