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Pirates A.M. – Nutting in the house

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Owner Bob Nutting held his annual closed-door meeting w ith the players this morning at Pirate City. After Nutting spoke, president Frank Coonelly talked with them about Pirates Charities. Nutting will meet with the media later today. Stay tuned. >>> I spotted Francisco Cervelli a few minutes before Nutting’s confab. Cervelli, who...
Via Bucco Blog
3 days ago

Coonelly shares his vision for Pirates' future

Since taking over as club president in September 2007, Frank Coonelly has worked to make the Pirates competitive on the field -- in the present and future -- while increasing their efforts to make a difference off the field.
3 days ago

Pittsburgh Pirates to wear 1979 throwback jerseys on Sundays

The Pittsburgh Pirates are getting a lot of attention after unveiling the throwback jerseys they will wear in the 2016 season. With spring training getting started this month and pitchers and catchers reporting, the Pirates decided to show off some new threads they’ll be debuting. The uniforms feature yellow tops and pillbox hats like the ones the team wore in 1979 when they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The Pirates hire Joe Block as their next play-by-play announcer

The Pittsburgh Pirates' new play-by-play announcer is already very familiar with the NL Central.After an extensive search, the club recently announced that it has hired former Milwaukee Brewers announcer Joe Block to serve as its play-by-play announcer for television and radio broadcasts. "Joe's play-by-play ability, diverse experience, strong work ethic and genuine desire to become...
Via FOX Sports
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Court tosses arbitration award in Orioles-Nats TV rights feud

For the last three years, the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals have been engaged in a feud over television rights fees. As both Wendy Thurm and I have previously discussed, the origins of the dispute date back to 2005, and Major League Baseball’s resolution of Baltimore’s objections to the Montreal Expos being relocated to Washington, D.C. (territory belonging at the...
Via Fangraphs
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Coonelly shed some light on Giancarlo Stanton’s contract

This weekend during PirateFest in Pittsburgh, Pirates owner Frank Coonelly had some comments about Giancarlo Stanton’s landmark 13-year, $325 million contract. The numbers involved with the deal blow his mind, and he shared an interesting line of thinking from Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson – they firmly expect Stanton to exercise the opt-out in the contract...
Via The Outside Corner
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates take the #IceBucketChallenge

The Pirates have lost seven in a row and pretty much anything I could write here would be depressing…so…let’s watch them dump ice water on themselves instead! You no doubt know about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now – it’s sweeping the internet and raising a ton of money, which is awesome. Several Pirates participated, as you can watch below. The joke writes itself....
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Ownership cheapness explained in pictures

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug Some visual aides to help fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates come to terms with an utterly disheartening offseason… You might not know Pirates’ Inside Sales Representative Kyle G., but I do.  I know Kyle well.  Ever since I bought two Wild Card game tickets in October, Kyle has been e-mailing me once or twice a month to tell me about all of the GREAT...
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Coonelly tells Jerry Crasnick the Pirates have 'turned the page' on AJ Burnett

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick talked to Frank Coonelly about AJ Burnett today and Coonelly said what I think a lot of us have been suspecting for a while; the Pirates don't expect AJ Burnett to return to them in 2014, though it sounds to me like they honestly have no idea exactly what his plans are. Here's the key quote:  "We'd love to have A.J. back, but right now we've turned the...
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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