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Mets Will Reportedly Meet with Pirates Regarding Starling Marte

Jon Heyman is reporting that the New York Mets will meet with the Pittsburgh Pirates regarding outfielder Starling Marte during the Winter Meetings. The Mets recently picked up  outfielder Jake Marisnick from the Houston Astros, but Heyman notes that his acquisition hasn’t affected the interest in Marte for the Mets Starling Marte continues to be […]
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First Pitch: Selling High

After one day of the winter meetings, we still don’t really know the official plan for the Pirates. We can guess, based on what we know, that they’re going to focus on a rebuild of some sorts. All we’ve heard so far have been rumors that the Pirates are listening on their own MLB players, […]
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Pirates Receive Interest in Adam Frazier

Jason Mackey from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been getting calls about the availability of second baseman Adam Frazier. Today’s the first day of the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, which have been quiet so far for the Pirates, but we should start hearing more rumors as they get deeper […]
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First Pitch: No Quarter Will Be the First Site to Launch...

The MLB winter meetings begin today, and we'll have full coverage of all of the events this week, along with analysis of each move....

Baseball America’s International Signing Review for the Pirates

Baseball America posted their international signing review for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday morning. Ben Badler has reports on 13 of the players signed during this class. I’ll hit some quick points from the article. Badler mentions that 20 players received six-figure bonuses from the Pirates in 2019, but only mentions 13 in the article. […]
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Winter Leagues: A Look at the Pirates in the Dominican at...

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball and nothing of note happened, so I took a look at the results from the Pirates in the Dominican, where they held their All-Star game over the weekend. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna batted lead-off and played shortstop, going 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .333/.440/.367 in […]
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First Pitch: What to Expect From the Pirates This Week? Good...

The MLB winter meetings begin tomorrow, which means we could see some of our first moves from Ben Cherington. We should at least hear some rumors about what the Pirates might be thinking about doing, giving an idea of the direction they should be headed in. Because Cherington was hired late in the process, and […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Leads His Team to Victory with Ninth...

In Australia, Robbie Glendinning went 2-for-5 with his sixth double and his third home run. The homer was a ninth inning grand slam off of 12-year MLB veteran Peter Moylan and it broke a 3-3 tie. He’s hitting .326/.367/.652 in 12 games. Jerrick Suiter had his best game through three weeks of winter ball. He […]
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Pirates Hire Don Kelly as New Bench Coach

According to multiple sources, first reported by Colin Dunlap, the Pittsburgh Pirates are bringing in Don Kelly as their bench coach, replacing Tom Prince. Kelly was the first base coach for the Houston Astros in 2019. Jon Heyman confirmed the news. Hear Don Kelly will be Pirates bench coach. The Mt. Lebanon native has been […]
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First Pitch: Prospects Who Just Missed the Top 50

Yesterday’s Morning Report was about the possibility of trading Starling Marte and getting a catching prospect in return. In that article, Tim Williams mentioned that we would provide an update in our 2020 Prospect Guide if they brought in players who changed our top 50 prospects list. That tied in well with an idea I […]
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