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Pirates non-tender Gaby Sanchez, Chaz Roe (plus: other interesting non-tenders)

The Pirates weren’t expected to do much at the just-now-passed deadline to agree to tender their arbitration-eligible players with contract offers, and even though they waited until the last minute to make the announcement, the news is that there isn’t much news. The Pirates non-tendered Gaby Sanchez and Chaz Roe, every other arbitration eligible player was tendered. It seems...
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 7-28-14 thru 8-3-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 7/28/14 thru 8/3/14, the 18th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 4 wins and 3 Losses, 36 Runs Scored and 25 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Josh Harrison. JHay was on fire this week. He smashed 4 homers and sparked late inning come from behind wins on Friday and Saturday night against the...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates fan dives over tarp to snag foul ball (Video)

A Pittsburgh Pirates fan in the front row dove over the tarp to snag himself a foul ball during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against St. Louis.It happened when Pirates batter Gaby Sanchez hit a grounder into foul territory down the third base side. The fan leaped over the tarp and snagged the foul ball with his glove, falling onto the field into the process. Normally, a...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes: Trade rumors, Stewart/Sanchez, Lambo

This looked like it was going to be a mostly drama-free spring for the Pirates — and to this point, I would say it still has been — but recently a few issues have popped up that could cause the Bucs to make some last minute changes. Opening Day is less than two weeks away now, so it’s getting close to roster-crunch time. There are some trade rumors surrounding Vin Mazzaro...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates hope Gaby Sanchez is answer at 1B

The longer the Pittsburgh Pirates go without finding a new first baseman, the closer Gaby Sanchez gets to claiming the job. Sanchez, though, does not want to get the spot by default. He'd prefer to earn it. General manager Neal Huntington tried in December to lure free agent James Loney, but he wound up re-signing with the Tampa Bay Rays. Kendrys Morales is still available, but...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates acquire Chris McGuiness

Chris McGuiness (Photo Courtesy of Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America) The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired first baseman Chris McGuiness from Texas in exchange for right-hander Miles Mikolas on Monday. Mikolas came over from the San Diego Padres in November along side outfielder Jaff Decker in exchange for Alex Dickerson. The Rangers had designated McGuiness on Friday, to make...
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Offseason fact check

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit nydailynews) 1.  $47.5MM/$69.0MM (MM = million).  Current and estimated overall payroll for the 2014 Pirates, according to at this point in the offseason.  The $69MM team payroll would rank 5th lowest in baseball to begin the 2014 season, if no significant additional free agents are added to the roster...
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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