Tag: Starling Marte

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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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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Ranking the Ten Best Pirates Prospects from 2011 to 2019

We released our tenth annual prospect guide this off-season. We have the first nine issues available to download free for all subscribers to the site. We recently had some top ten lists for the decade on this site, ranking the 2010-19 drafts and international signing classes. I wanted to do that for the top ten […]
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Live Discussion: Where Do Starling Marte and Bryan Reynolds Rank Among...

Tonight on MLB Network, they are debuting their 2020 rankings of the best players at each position, starting with center fielders at 6:00 PM and then left fielders at 7:00 PM. They have rankings from the two hosts of the show, a panel of 3-4 experts, and then “the Shredder”, which is a computer generated list […]
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First Pitch: Ranking the Best Center Fielders and Left Fielders

Buster Olney continued his rankings of players by position over the last few days, covering third base, left field and center field. Obviously the third base one didn’t provide any Pittsburgh Pirates related content, but the last two days have been worth mentioning. On Thursday, Olney looked at left field and he placed Bryan Reynolds […]
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First Pitch: The Latest Starling Marte Trade Rumors

The Starling Marte trade rumors have moved slow this offseason. Teams have been reported to be interested in Marte, with the most frequent team...

Winter Meeting Notes on Marte Trade Talks and the Catching Search

Earlier today we posted an article on the rumored talks between the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. Jon Heyman noted that the two teams planned to meet during the Winter Meetings this week to discuss a possible Starling Marte trade. He also noted that the Pirates were looking for young/controllable catchers. There are updates […]
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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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Pirates Announce That They Have Picked Up Options for Starling Marte...

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have picked up the 2020 options for outfielder Starling Marte and right-handed pitcher Chris Archer. Marte will receive $11.5 M next year, while Archer gets $9 M. Roster Moves: The Pirates announced we have exercised the options on the contracts of Starling Marte and Chris Archer for the 2020 […]
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Breaking Down the Pirates’ 2019 Year-End Payroll

With the season behind us, it’s finally time to look at where the payroll ended up for 2019. I’ve been tracking it since Day 1 of the season, and it’s always fun to analyze changes throughout the year. My favorite part of tracking payroll is to compare the official Competitive Balance Tax numbers released after […]
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