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Key Stats: On a June night in 2009 I was in a hotel room the night before my sisters wedding hanging out with family and friends. My cousin, who grew up and has lived in Pittsburgh nearly all his life was pumped not only for the wedding, but because his Penguins were in the Stanley Cup Finals. After the game, and celebration of winning the Cup, I asked him about the Pirates, and this kid McCutchen they had just called up. "What do you think?" I said. Have you seen him play?" "Dude is gonna be a star." he told me. 'Cutch finished that rookie year batting .286 over 108 games. He hit 12 HR's and stole 22 bases. He scored 74 runs on an inept Pirates team and things have just kept getting better. He repeated his .286 average over a full 2010 campaign, and scored nearly 100 runs. 2011 saw his first 20/20 season. This year, Eno Sarris says he can flirt with 30/30.
Skeptics Say: While the power that people projected for McCutchen came this past year, hi...
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Jonah Keri, writing for Grantland, previews the 2012 Pirates. He's not terribly hard on the Bucs (he notes, as I have, that there's a lot of talent in the rotation but a huge bust potential as well), and he's got a very positive outlook for Andrew McCutchen.
But in his three big league seasons, McCutchen has now posted impressive power (23 homers, .198 ISO last year...
Garrett Jones and the Pirates went to arbitration yesterday to determine if he would make $2.25 million or $2.5 million this season. Today, arbitration was ruled in favor of the Pirates and Jones will make $2.25 million.
It’s pretty amazing that they couldn’t settle with the two sides being so close, but hey, I guess it saves $250,000.
After the Jones ruling, the Pirates avoided...
Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen had a skype interview on Intentional Talk today on MLB Network.
Hosts Chris Rose and Kevin Millar kept it fun and light, not really talking much about the season. Here’s a few of the highlights:
On getting anxious for spring training: “I’m ready to get started. I’ve been working hard. I’m ready to get with my teammates again, be...
The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated right fielder Garrett Jones in arbitration and reached a deal with third baseman Casey McGehee on Thursday.
The Pirates will have to pay Jones $2.25 million as opposed to the $2.5 million that he was seeking.
McGehee agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5375 million - which was the midpoint of what he was seeking.
Jones, who was making $455,500 last...
Greg Johns of MLB.com tweets that the Pittsburgh Pirates might sign utility player Chris Gimenez, who recently elected free agency after being outrighted by the Seattle Mariners. Gimenez can’t sign until Thursday after refusing the outright assignment.
In his career, Gimenez has a .171/.279/.272 line in 228 at-bats, including a .203/.314/.271 line in 59 at-bats in 2011. He’s...
There have been five former Pittsburgh Pirates who were born on this date. Combined they played just 60 games in a Pirates uniform, 51 coming from just one of the players and one of the others played their entire career in just one day.
Luis Figueroa(1974) second baseman for the 2001 Pirates. The Pirates signed him to his first pro contract out of Puerto Rico at the age of 23 in...
Via the Pirates Twitter and Rob Biertempfel, the Bucs won their arbitration case against Garrett Jones today (they were at $2.25 million, Jones was at $2.5 million) while settling with Casey McGehee at $2.5375 million, which means they have everyone under contract in advance of pitcher's and catcher's reporting. There was some rumbling online yesterday about the Pirates...
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PITTSBURGH — First baseman Garrett Jones’ arbitration ruling is expected tomorrow, according to the Associated Press.
Jones, 30, asked for $2.5 million in his first year of arbitration, the Pirates countered with $2.25 million. Jones made $455,500 during the 2011 season.
The Pirates and Jones both stated their cases today in a salary arbitration hearing. The...
Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf made just nine starts with Pittsburgh in 2011.
PITTSBURGH — Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf signed with the Boston Red Sox today, according to Scott Bradley (via Peter Gammons). The deal is reported to be a minor league contract.
Ohlendorf was released by the Pirates in December after an injury plagued 2011 season. The move was to open up a roster spot for...
The Pirates Prospects 2012 Annual is expected to be released next week. The book is currently in the final proof and editing process, and should be published by the end of the weekend.
The 2012 Annual takes a look at the major league team, with player profiles for every player on the 40-man roster, and every player invited to Spring Training. We are even prepared to include A.J....
The Pittsburgh Pirates have won their arbitration case against 1B Garrett Jones, saving the team a whopping $225,000 bucks. Somehow the two sides were not able to bridge that insurmountable gap and the Pirates were able to convince an arbitrator that Jones sucks slightly less than he thinks he does. I’m not sure why the [...]
The Pittsburgh Pirates won their salary arbitration case with first baseman Garrett Jones and avoided a hearing with newly-acquired third baseman Casey McGehee.
Garrett Jones and the Pirates argued their cases in a salary arbitration hearing today, according to the Associated Press.
An arbitration panel has ruled in favor of the Pirates in their hearing with Garrett Jones, announcing on Thursday morning its decision that the outfielder/first baseman be paid $2.25 million for the 2012 season.
A salary arbitration panel today ruled in favor of the Pirates' $2.25 million offer to Garrett Jones, the team said