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The newest sports video game cover man is Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen was chosen by a fan voting to be on the cover of MLB '13 The Show.
McCutchen beat out CC Sabathia, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Kemp, Bryce Harper, Buster Posey and Ryan Braun to win the honor of being on the cover.
McCutchen tweeted out a big thanks to the fans for voting him the winner. Congratulations, because unlike Madden there is no known curse for being on the cover to this game.
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Jon Morosi has an update on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Francisco Liriano:
#Pirates and Francisco Liriano still talking, source says, after injury issue arose and put two-year agreement on hold.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 14, 2013
Liriano was a risk on a two-year deal prior to his recent injury. I’m not sure that the recent injury would do much to change that. It would...
The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks. Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...
Throughout most of the off-season, it seemed inevitable that the Pittsburgh Pirates would trade Joel Hanrahan. There also seemed to be a strong possibility that Garrett Jones could be traded. In both cases we heard plenty of rumors about each player. Both players were due for a raise in arbitration. There was a good reason behind the idea of a trade for each player. But that didn’t...
While the Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t had much to celebrate over the last decade, today they can at least be proud that they are getting some good pub.
Andrew McCutchen won a fan vote to be on the cover of MLB The Show 13, he beat out Yankees CC Sabathia, Tigers Miguel Cabrera and Dodgers Matt Kemp.
McCutchen has been one of the best things to happen to the Pirates since 2009. Last...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed another sixteen-year-old out of Australia. After signing shortstop Sam Kennelly in July, they signed pitcher Nick Hutchings in November. Hutchings has been playing with the Adelaide Bite of the Australian Baseball League and doing well in his limited time. The 6′ 2″, 165 pound right-hander has made four appearances for Adelaide in relief. He...
Recap the 2009 draft here, and Huntington’s 2008 draft here. (Opening image credit, slewfooters.com)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington recently drew national criticism from Jim Bowden, in an ESPN Insider article in which Huntington is listed as the #1 GM “on the hot seat” headed into the 2013 season. In particular, Bowden criticized Huntington’s...
In Australian Baseball League action from today, Adelaide won 9-4 behind three RBI’s each from both Stefan Welch and former Pirates outfielder, Quincy Latimore. Welch went 1-for-3, with his seventh double and a run scored. He drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and walked in his other AB. He now has 22 RBI’s on the season. Latimore has eight RBI’s in eight games since joining...
Earlier this evening, Jon Morosi reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates were still talking with Francisco Liriano. Morosi followed up with a tweet noting that the Pirates were one of the teams interested in free agent Shaun Marcum.
Shaun Marcum, free agent starter, is drawing interest from Padres, Pirates and Rangers, sources say. @mlbonfox
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 14, 2013...
The obvious headliner at Pirates instructs was 2011 #1 overall pick Gerrit Cole. Cole has been on prospect radars for some time, as he went unsigned out of a southern California high school in 2008 when the Yankees made him a 1st rounder despite being an obviously tough sign. Negotiations never got started and Cole decided he wanted to go to UCLA, where he cleaned up his delivery...
It has been a long time coming, but the Pittsburgh Pirates have finally won something. Or at least one of the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (@Cutch22) has been named the cover athlete of the newest iteration of MLB: The Show, aptly named MLB '13: The Show. A two time All-Star with the Pirates, McCutchen beat out sixth other notable MLB players...
Jared Hughes kind of came out of nowhere last year to have a mighty fine season, possibly a little too good. He throws sinkers most of the time, it’s clearly his best pitch and his approach is predicated on it. He can’t be effective without it. Hughes doesn’t miss many bats. He also had [...]
Over at FanGraphs, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections for the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates have been released. A few of the highlights from the projections.
**Andrew McCutchen is projected to lead the team with a 5.3 WAR. ZiPS has him projected with a .283/.369/.480 line and 24 homers.
**The article points out that McCutchen has been the best player in each of his first four seasons...
In Australian Baseball League action from today, Adelaide lost 11-7 despite a big day from the recently traded Quincy Latimore. Just one day after being sent to the Cleveland Indians for Jeanmar Gomez, Latimore went 3-for-4, with three RBI’s, two doubles, a run scored and a walk. With the departure of Latimore, Stefan Welch once again became the only Pirates players in the Adelaide...