Found November 04, 2012 on
This Is Getting Old:
The names are starting to trickle out. The names of the players the Pirates are interested in. Guys like Gerald Laird, Kelly Shoppach, Chris Young, Jeff Francis. Basically not impact players. They all have one thing in common though. They will come cheap. Value. That’s what Pirates fans are now talking about. Joel Hanrahan doesn’t [...]
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According to the MLB.com transactions page, the Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted catcher Ali Solis to Triple-A. Solis was claimed off of waivers last week from the Padres, apparently for the sole purpose of the Pirates trying to put him through waivers and send him to Indianapolis.
He didn’t look like much more than catching depth when he was claimed, and this move isn’t much...
The Pittsburgh Pirates finished the 2012 season with the third lowest batting average in the National League. They also had the fourth lowest OBP in the majors and the third most strikeouts. So what did the Pirates do to remedy this problem? They went for nostalgia and hired Jay Bell.Surprise, surprise. Yes, nothing says "improve our hitting" like a former shortstop...
Topps has released their Minor League Players of the Year awards for each of the individual leagues throughout minor league baseball, and two Pirates prospects were recognized for their respective leagues. Gregory Polanco was named the Player of the Year for the South Atlantic League, while Dilson Herrera was named the Player of the Year for the Gulf Coast League.
Polanco hit for...
This week we’re going to take a look at the market for various positions that the Pirates may be interested in this offseason. Today’s article will look at the market for catchers.
At this year’s trade deadline, it seemed as if Neal Huntington completed both his deadline shopping and offseason shopping at the same time. By obtaining Gaby Sanchez, Wandy Rodriguez, and Travis...
The Scottsdale Scorpions won 9-2 today. Here are the individual results for the Pirates prospects.
**Adalberto Santos went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. Santos started at second base and hit third.
**Matt Curry went 1-for-3 with two walks.
**Tyler Waldron pitched two shutout innings in relief. He gave up one hit and struck out two.
MLB’s free agency period began at 12:01 AM EST, which means that players are now free to sign with other teams. For the Pirates, that means that Jason Grilli, Kevin Correia, and Chad Qualls are now free agents. Here are some other notes on free agency this year.
**The process for draft pick compensation has changed. There are no more Type A or Type B free agents. There are only...