All posts tagged "Pirates"

  • Analysis
    Jason Grilli Has Been a Huge Asset to the Bullpen

    Grilli has been the eighth inning guy for the Bucs this season. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Back from the bereavement list on Wednesday, Jason Grilli showed no signs of rust after making his first  appearance in relief in three days. Grilli struck out the New York Mets' heart of the lineup -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis, David Wright and...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Fall, 4-3, to Phillies in Exhibition Game

    Image Courtesy Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizen's Bank Park on Monday evening in game one of a two game exhibition series. Left-hander Tony Watson got the "start" for the Pirates against Philadelphia. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle elected to go with all bullpen arms against the Phillies. Watson allowed...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Sign 25-players for 2012 season

    DUNEDIN -- The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with 25 pre-arbitration players for one-year contracts for the 2012 season. Highlighted of those players are All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen and second baseman Neil Walker. The 25 players they have agreed to terms with include: Infielders: Chase d'Arnaud, Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Jordy...

  • Analysis
    Burnett, Cabrera Injury Updates

    Newly acquired right-hander A.J. Burnett is en route to Pittsburgh tonight, where he will undergo medical exams on Thursday on his right eye. During the bunting competition on Field 5 at Pirate City on Wednesday, Burnett bunted a foul ball that ricocheted off his face and hit his right eye socket. The...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Erik Bedard Feeling Healthy and Strong

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Erik Bedard signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December, adding a lefty to the rotation, and depth to the pitching staff. Over the off-season, Bedard has been working hard to be healthy and strong heading into the 2012 season. "Just the normal stuff: workout the...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Equipment truck headed for Bradenton, Fla

    PITTSBURGH -- Although spring training isn’t officially underway until the first workout held on February 19th in Bradenton, Fla., there was a sign on Friday that it isn’t too much longer until Pirate City and McKechnie field begin to see the full-squad in action. Scott Bonnett, who has been the Pirates equipment...

  • Analysis
    2011 Spring Training Battles: Bullpen

    Hanrahan could be announced as the closer this week. Yesterday I reviewed the battle for the fifth starter spot, noting that I saw it as a battle between Charlie Morton and Scott Olsen.  As reader "BLZR" pointed out in the comments, that's pretty much the approach the Pirates will be taking this...

  • 2011 Draft
    Gerrit Cole Tracker

    GERRIT COLE SP, UCLA Age: 20 Born: September 8, 1990 Height: 6' 4" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right Class: Junior Level: NCAA Advisor: Scott Boras Links: All Gerrit Cole Posts SCOUTING REPORT Cole was a former first round pick, selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the...

  • 2011 Draft
    Matt Purke Tracker

    MATT PURKE SP, Texas Christian University Age: 20 Born: July 17, 1990 Height: 6' 3" Weight: 175 Bats: Left Throws: Left Class: Sophomore Level: NCAA Advisor: Peter Vescovo Links: All Matt Purke Posts SCOUTING REPORT Purke was selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2009 draft, but decided...

  • Analysis
    2011 Top Pirates Prospects: #4 – Stetson Allie

    The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide was released last week, featuring 237 prospect reports, interviews with Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, Zack Von Rosenberg, and Zack Dodson, the 2011 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates' farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive...

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