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Pirates Trade David Freese to the Dodgers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded third baseman David Freese to the Los Angeles Dodgers according to Jon Heyman. The Pirates will receive infielder Jesus Valdez, who played in the Dominican Summer League this year. More on this shortly. Neal Huntington released a statement on the trade: “We made the difficult decision to trade David to […]
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Facing First Losing Streak, Pirates Got Timely Depth Charge

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates had run into their first real roadblock of their 2018 season, having lost two miserable, blustery games to the Rockies at PNC Park. For Wednesday afternoon’s pleasingly sun-splashed series finale at PNC Park, not only did Clint Hurdle start with Gregory Polanco, Francisco Cervelli, Corey Dickerson and Colin Moran on the […]
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Gajtka: Vanilla Veterans Limit Pirates’ Potential More Than Youth

If a time traveler from six months in the future approached me, I would be curious about a great many things, most of them...

David Freese Says the Pirates Have Lacked a ‘Winning Culture’

BRADENTON, Fla. — There have been some major changes to the makeup of the Pirates clubhouse heading into the 2018 season, but the most...

Josh Bell Named as Rookie of the Year Finalist

Major League Baseball announced the finalists for their year-end awards on Monday night. First baseman Josh Bell was named as one of three finalists for the NL Rookie of the Year award. The Dodgers Cody Bellinger and the Cardinals Paul DeJong are the other two finalists. Bellinger is expected to win the award. Bell hit […]
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2017 Recaps: Third Base Provides the Biggest Hole For the Pirates...

I wrote about the second base position going into the weekend, and how the Pirates have a difficult decision to make at second base. They have Josh Harrison making $10 M, Sean Rodriguez making $5 M, and Max Moroff as the first of several young players who should get a shot at the full-time job […]
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The Latest Rumors Treat the Pirates Like Sellers, But Those Plans...

We’ve been busy the last few days wrapping up our mid-season top 50 rankings, and during that time, the trade rumor mill has started to heat up. Of course, the Pirates have also swept the Brewers in four games, pulling themselves up to .500, and just three games back in the NL Central. So it’s […]
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Pirates Notebook: Regardless of His Role, Jose Osuna Just Wants to...

PITTSBURGH — Throughout his minor-league career, Jose Osuna hasn’t had much of a platoon split. If anything, the right-handed hitter was usually slightly better against left-handers, but there was never a huge difference one way or the other. This season in Triple-A with Indianapolis, he got on a hot streak against righties. His OPS was […]
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Pirates Activate Adam Frazier and David Freese from DL; Option Chris...

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated INF/OF Adam Frazier and third baseman David Freese from the disabled list on Friday night and optioned both INF/OF Chris Bostick and infielder Max Moroff to Indianapolis. Frazier was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 24th with a left hamstring strain. He played three games with Indianapolis this week. […]
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Pirates Notebook: The Boost(s) That the Offense Needs Right Now

I feel like this season requires a weekly “Everything is going wrong for the Pirates” update, just to keep current with all of the things that are going wrong. The last time I covered this topic was when the offense was struggling in every way imaginable. That was when Adam Frazier and David Freese had […]
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