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Neal Huntington Discusses Pirates Deadline Moves, New Prospects, and Trade Talks

The Pirates made two trades at the deadline today, but hardly made a splash. They traded Tony Watson, getting prospects Oneil Cruz and Angel German in return for his final two months before free agency. They also added Joaquin Benoit for minor league reliever Seth McGarry. After the deadline, I pointed out on Twitter that […]
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Pirates Trade Tony Watson to the Dodgers For Two Minor Leaguers

Today is the MLB trade deadline, which you might not have noticed based on the lack of Pirates rumors. The Pirates are in an interesting spot, not really in position to buy, but also not really in position to do a big sell. The last few years have seen most of their moves happen close […]
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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: Tony Watson Removed From the Closer Role For Now

PITTSBURGH — Tony Watson is no longer the Pirates’ closer — at least for now. That was the message manager Clint Hurdle delivered to reporters Friday afternoon. Hurdle had said after Watson blew two consecutive saves in Baltimore that he would re-evaluate the situation, and what he’s come up with seems to be a solid […]
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Williams: The Pirates’ Bullpen Problems Aren’t Solved By a New Closer

If you're against the traditional closer role, with the belief that your best reliever should be used in the toughest situations, then Felipe Rivero's...

Williams: Blow It All Up?

Despite taking two of three from the Washington Nationals this week, the Pirates find themselves in last place in the NL Central, and sitting...

Gerrit Cole Continues His Hot Streak in Pirates 2-1 Win

PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole is rolling. The Pirates starter had his sixth straight quality start and finished seven innings for the first time this season while striking out eight Milwaukee Brewers in a 2-1 win on Saturday. Cole has had some good stretches throughout his major-league career, but he’s in the midst of one of […]
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Tony Watson and the Rarity of the Left-Handed Closer

BRADENTON, Fla. — As he was at the end of last season, Tony Watson will be the Pirates’ closer in 2017. Watson is of course left-handed, which makes him something of a rarity. Only once, in 2006, have the Pirates had a lefty lead the team in saves, and that’s pretty much par for the […]
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Notes on Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, Juan Nicasio, Yeudy Garcia, New...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates played to an 11-11 tie with the Blue Jays today at LECOM, with the most encouraging thing being Gerrit Cole’s five inning start. Cole gave up just one run on five hits, with no walks and five strikeouts. He was using an approach that was similar to what you’d see […]
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Pirates Notebook: Felipe Rivero’s New Approach For Attacking Hitters, Limiting Walks

BRADENTON, Fla. – Felipe Rivero is having a nice spring. After throwing two perfect innings today with three strikeouts, he now has no runs and one hit allowed in seven innings, with nine strikeouts. But the most impressive stat he’s put up has been the walk total: Zero. Rivero has shown some dominant stuff, with […]
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