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First Pitch: I Agree With Bob Nutting, But I Don’t Trust...

The Pirates don’t deserve any benefit of the doubt from their fans. Bob Nutting doesn’t deserve any benefit of the doubt from his customers. There was a time not too long ago when I argued the exact opposite, and it didn’t go over well. The Pirates were in the middle of their infamous 2016 offseason, […]
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The Least-Known Great Player in Baseball History

The Athletic (you need a sub) has been running a daily series by Joe Posnanski covering the 100 greatest baseball players of all time.  Today he got to #61 and it was a guy who’s probably known to most folks here, but very few others:  former Pirate shortstop Arky Vaughan. The title of this piece […]
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First Pitch: Pirates are Looking for a Way to Minimize Pitching...

The Pittsburgh Pirates gave the local media some updates on injured pitchers yesterday. A specific quote from Nick Burdi drew my attention because I’ve been looking for an opportunity to share some information I got the other day. Burdi told the media the following (copied from Adam Berry’s link): “I’ve come to realize I wasn’t […]
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Winter Leagues: Robbie Glendinning Ends Australian Season Among the Top Hitters...

Our last Winter Leagues post was back on Tuesday, when we had two highlights of Socrates Brito after he drove in four runs in the Dominican league finals opening game. On Tuesday night, Brito went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in his team’s 6-3 loss. His team dropped game three on Wednesday […]
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MLB Pipeline Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline released their new top 100 prospects list live on MLB Network on Saturday afternoon. They had three familiar names in their top 100. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players on Baseball America’s top 100 list earlier this week, with Mitch Keller, Ke’Bryan Hayes and Oneil Cruz all ranking in the 52-57 range. Pipeline […]
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First Pitch: 1/25/20

Following up on Wilbur’s article yesterday with a few notes and thoughts on the Pirates right now. **The Pirates, led by Bob Nutting, have discussed how they want to be more open with communication to the fans. The problem right now is that no one knows what the hell they are doing. Wilbur pointed out […]
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Pirates Notes: Marte Trade Talks, New Announcers, Spring Training TV Schedule

A bunch of Pittsburgh Pirates news has popped up this morning, so I’ll summarize it here. Jon Heyman is reporting that the trade talks for Starling Marte are intensifying. We’re not going to post another article on Marte trade rumors, I think we are up to 6-8 articles already spread out throughout the off-season. If […]
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First Pitch: Is “The Plan” Emerging?

New manager Derek Shelton had some comments recently about the Pirates’ offseason direction, specifically, about the lack of changes to the roster.  You can read about them in a couple of places. The gist of what Shelton had to say is pretty simple:  The Pirates have chosen to stand pat with a 93-loss roster because […]
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Pirates Need to Look at Different Ways to Acquire Talent

Unlike the last two offseasons, there aren’t many impact players remaining in free agency at this point. At the top of the list is Nicholas Castellanos, who would obviously make the team better, but there wouldn’t be much point in signing him at the moment, as it would take a lot more than an outfield […]
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Pirates Bring in a Familiar Face as Their New Minor League...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are bringing in a familiar face to be a minor league coach in 2020. Victor Black, who taken 49th overall in the 2009 amateur draft, has been hired as an Assistant Pitching Coach. Black debuted in the majors with the Pirates in 2013, before being traded to the New York Mets in […]
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