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Pirates Claim Left-Handed Pitcher Williams Jerez

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have claimed left-handed pitcher Williams Jerez off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. To make room on the 40-man roster, Kyle Crick has been placed on the 60-day injured list. Jerez was with the Los Angeles Angels this Spring Training before being traded to the Giants for pitcher Chris […]
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Pirates’ Prospects and the Peter Principle

For anyone who has ever worked in any kind of professional setting, we all have seen it—an employee who is in way over their head. At one point or another, this employee was competent at their job, but that competence was rewarded with a new challenge that they ultimately just weren’t cut out for. This […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Have an Easy Fix For One of...

Today I’m going to highlight Bill Brink’s article in the Post-Gazette about the Pirates’ pitching plan and what they need to do going forward. It’s a great read, and while it leaves many questions unanswered (not Bill’s fault, as the Pirates would have a strong pitching staff if those questions were answered), it does provide […]
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Williams: The Pirates Still Have the Makings of a Good Pitching...

The Pirates have the makings of a good rotation in 2020. I know that sounds crazy, considering how horrible the current season has been. The Pirates rank in the bottom third of the league in ERA and xFIP. They’ve seen their best pitchers struggle, get injured, or both, all throughout the season. Their hopes at […]
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First Pitch: The Patient Approach to Calling For Someone to Be...

I don’t think I’m ever going to be the first person to call on someone to be fired. I generally am going to give people a chance to improve on a weakness before making that call. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve covered minor league baseball for a decade now. You need to have forgiving […]
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Five Pirates Prospects Selected in the Dominican Winter League Draft

The Dominican winter league held its annual draft on Wednesday night, with seven players from the Pittsburgh Pirates eligible to be selected. The Dominican draft is for players who debuted in full-season ball in 2019. It also includes some other players who debuted in 2018, but they were not drafted last winter. Once selected, these […]
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Three Pirates Named to Baseball America’s Classification All-Stars

Baseball America posted their list of the All-Star teams by levels in the minors. Unlike the lists we have seen from Minor League Baseball recently, these lists are a combination of multiple leagues at the same level, and they take prospect status into account. Since the lists are 15 deep and cover seven levels, then […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Fall Instructional League Roster

The Fall Instructional League began on Monday with players beginning to report to Pirate City in Bradenton, FL for the next month or so. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing Black & Gold games this year, meaning Pirates prospects vs Pirates prospects in more of a simulated game setting. They sent 66 players to league […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Need a Change in Their Clubhouse

What is happening inside the Pirates’ clubhouse this year? I can’t remember a season that had so many team-issued suspensions and fines to the players, and even coaches. I can’t remember a season where there were so many fights between the players. The latest was Kyle Crick getting into a fight with Felipe Vazquez, leading […]
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Kyle Crick Injured in Clubhouse Fight

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick was injured during a clubhouse fight with Felipe Vazquez on Monday and he required season-ending surgery. According to the Pirates, he underwent extensor tendon repair surgery on the index finger of his right hand on Tuesday. They expect him to be fully ready for Spring Training […]
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