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Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Ian Kennedy versus A.J. Burnett

Ian Kennedy (Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America)Rumors are swirling of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ interest in both Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres and A.J. Burnett of the Philadelphia Phillies. While Burnett has a history with the Pirates, he may not be the best fit for them. Despite his former teammates pushing for the 37-year-old veterans return, how much...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 12, Dodgers 7

This wild, slow, and ugly (at times) game had homers, errors, injuries, walks, beanballs, and ejections. Ultimately, it was a win, setting up what should be a intense rubber match on Wednesday night. Homers: Neil Walker, Ike Davis, and Gregory Polanco went deep early in the game for the Bucs. Walker is heating up again and has had a very impressive homestand. Davis needs to heat...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates toddler fan chewed on a Neil Walker poster because why not, I guess (VIDEO)

via Sunday was Neil Walker poster giveaway day at the Pirates’ PNC Park and one toddler was quite thankful.  As a father to two young (really cool) boys, I know that kids do the darndest things. But, I also know that feeding children is essential. At that age, I lean towards Cheerios and soft fruits rather than paper products. Who knows?  Maybe the kid was plugged up...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Neil Walker activated from DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated second baseman Neil Walker from the 15-day disabled list, tweets Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Walker started both Tuesday and Wednesday's games at second following his activation.#pirates fill Tabata's spot by activating @NeilWalker18 from DL.— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) June 24, 2014Walker was originally...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Walker in, Tabata out, Marte…?

The Pirates had to make a heavily discussed roster move on Tuesday afternoon to clear a roster spot for Neil Walker, who returned from his DL stint.  The decision was somewhat surprising: outrighting Jose Tabata to Indianapolis. This is an uncommon move (you don’t usually see guys with a long term contract–and as much big league service as Tabata–sent to the minors) so it...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Neil Walker rejoins Pirates after appendectomy

Pittsburgh will activate second baseman Neil Walker from the disabled list for tonight’s game after he missed the past two weeks following an appendectomy. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Walker was slated to play in a minor-league rehab game Monday, but decided instead to rejoin the Pirates and take some swings during rehabbing right-hander Gerrit...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Neil Walker progress

The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped to two games below .500 at 34-36 following a 6-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. The Pirates banged out 13 hits, but reliever Jason Grilli gave up the winning run in the ninth inning, to drop his record to 0-2 on the season. The loss dropped the Pirates to fourth place, eight games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central...
Via MLB Injury News
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Neil Walker completes running drills

The Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Miami Marlins on Sunday by the score of 3-2. The loss dropped the Pirates below the .500 mark at 34-35, third in the National League Central. The Pirates got two hits a piece from Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco and Josh Harrison in a losing effort. Harrison has been playing for Neil Walker, who is currently on the disabled list. #450435812...
Via MLB Injury News
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Neil Walker out Monday with abdominal pain

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was a late scratch shortly before Monday night's game with the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates made the announcement via Twitter just minutes before the scheduled 7:05 p.m. local start time. Neil Walker was removed from tonight's lineup due to abdominal pain.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 9, 2014Josh Harrison started the game...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Wasted money

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug) One of the consistent excuses to explain the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lack of competitiveness over the past two decades is the “small market, low payroll” answer.  That in itself should frustrate to fans, because when Pirates’ ownership financed the building of $216,000,000 PNC Park- a large portion of which using taxpayer dollars- fans were...
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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