Found February 07, 2013 on This Is Getting Old:
There is no way Andrew McCutchen is going to make this team. He is a dastardly man.  A man with no regards for his opponents and a man who plays well outside the bounds of common decency. Just look at him!  He is setting up poor Carlos Lee for the Dudley Death Drop. GET THE…
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Keith Law Releases His Top 10 Pirates Prospects

Law identifies Nick Kingham as a sleeper. Keith Law has released his top 10 prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates system today. The list can be seen here by ESPN Insider subscribers. Law has the usual six players at the top, with Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon at the top of the list. He’s got Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco, and Luis Heredia as the next three, which is the same order...

MLB Top Twenty Pirates Prospects

Another Pirates prospect ranking has been posted today. MLB.com has posted their list of the top twenty prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, complete with scouting reports on each player. The top of the system ranks similar to almost every other list we’ve seen, although the order from third through six differ slightly. Gerrit Cole sits in the top spot, followed by Jameson...

Pirates Make Jonathan Sanchez Signing Official

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Jonathan Sanchez signing official, per a team press release this morning. Sanchez comes in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. No word yet on his salary if he were to make the major league team. The Spring Training tracker has been updated with the signing. There are now 19 non-roster invitees.

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Minor League Camp Schedule

On Monday, pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training. Not long after that, major league camp will start. Shortly after major league camp starts, minor league camp will begin. The schedule and important dates for major league camp are well known, but the minor league camp schedule and dates are harder to find. For those of you who will be going over to Pirate City in your...

Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A

The Francisco Liriano deal was finalized today as a major league deal. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates outrighted right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A. Mazzaro was acquired from the Kansas City Royals earlier in the off-season, along with Clint Robinson, in exchange for rookie ball pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico. Mazzaro was out of options. He will now...

Francisco Liriano’s Revised Deal

As if Francisco Liriano’s situation wasn’t already strange, his new contract adds a twist. The left-hander previously agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M deal. After his fall in the bathroom, Liriano’s deal was revised, and finally made official today. The new agreement was a one year deal with a vesting option for 2014. Tom Singer was the first to mention that Liriano’s new deal...

Francisco Liriano Deal Officially Done

For real this time. Liriano passed physical. Deal with #Pirates finally official. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 8, 2013   It’s gotten to the point where I won’t believe Francisco Liriano is actually a Pirate until I see him in uniform. Still no word yet on the terms of the contract, but I would assume there is some language in there protecting the Pirates if he...

Healthy again, Pirates' Walker is ready

Pirates second baseman Neil Walker suffered a dislocated finger and then injured his back. He was shut down in late September. Armed with a new one-year contract, Walker who batted .280 with 14 home runs and 69 RBI, told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he is raring to go.

First Pitch: Would You Rather Have Polanco/Hanson or Chase Headley?

Jim Bowden had an article at ESPN talking about how the San Diego Padres should trade Chase Headley right now. In the article he listed the Pittsburgh Pirates as one of two teams with a moderate chance of landing Headley, noting that a package of Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson could get the deal done. Bowden does a lot of these types of articles. He takes a player who isn’t necessarily...

Francisco Liriano Passes Physical

Ken Rosenthal reports that left-hander Francisco Liriano has passed his physical, and that the deal is finally official. Liriano passed physical. Deal with #Pirates finally official. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 8, 2013 There hasn’t been official word from the Pirates, but if he has passed the physical then the only thing remaining would be the press release. It...

MLB Hot Stove Notes: Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Jonathan Sanchez

I mentioned reports of this signing earlier in the week, but it’s now official, as the Pirates and southpaw starter Jonathan Sanchez have agreed to a minor league deal. It looks like the Pirates are taking a chance on some starters to turn it around at PNC Park, as Sanchez posted a 1-9 record, 8.09 ERA, and 2.09 WHIP in 64.2 innings pitched last season. Stuff has never been an...

First Pitch: Why Advanced Stats Are Better Than Traditional Stats

If you’ve read this site for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed that we use the WAR stat. A lot. The trade values series is based off WAR (although that wasn’t originally designed by us). We point out WAR when talking about the overall value of a player in a given season, or to compare two different players. We use WAR when estimating what a player will receive through...

Francisco Liriano is actually finally really a Pirate

Liriano passed physical. Deal with #Pirates finally official.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 8, 2013 You're up, Ray Searage.

Opposite field power

With pitchers and catchers reporting soon, I've been gearing up to get back into blogging shape for the 2013 season. In doing so, I came across the following two graphics on ESPN's Home Run Tracker:  These two images are the home run charts of Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez, respectively, from 2012. As a writer I love all of baseball's little literary...
Pirates News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.