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  Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Team Outlook The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates will be out to prove that last season was no fluke. They should carry over the momentum of their first winning season and playoff appearance in 21 years and doing so will most likely put them back in the playoffs. The Buccos are a team [...]
Via RotoBaller
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

It's arbitration season

Six Pirates (Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker, Gaby Sanchez, Mark Melancon, Vin Mazzaro, and Travis Snider) filed for aribtration last night, which was something that was completely expected but is also what passes for Pirate news in the middle of January. The Pirates tendered all six players with contract offers in December and they haven't agreed to deals yet with any of them, so...
Via WHYGAVS?
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Six Pirates file for arbitration; Taillon invited to camp

Six Pirates — Pedro Alvarez, Vin Mazzaro, Mark Melancon, Gaby Sanchez, Travis Snider and Neil Walker — were among the 146 major league players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday. Walker and Sanchez are in their second year of eligibility. The others are going through the process for the first time. The filings were a formality, meaning none of the players — who are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rod Barajas retires, goes into managing

Rod Barajas has officially called it a career after 14 seasons in the majors, but he’s not going to be out of work: Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the 37-year-old longtime catcher has already accepted a new job as the Padres’ rookie-ball manager. Last season Barajas was released by the Diamondbacks during spring training, with Arizona opting for Wil Nieves to back up Miguel Montero.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This is the Creepiest Thing Involving a Pirates Hat

This comes from Anna, originally from this Twitter account. It's one of those Twitter accounts that posts photos all day and has a stupid amount of followers. I deal with these all the time...once those accounts tweet out pictures of mini ponies or anything small and cute, I get sent the pics from readers. In a venn diagram of PSAMP and those insanely-popular photo Twitters,...
Via PSAMP
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bucs invite four players to big league camp

The Pittsburgh Pirates have invited the following four players to Major League spring training, which is scheduled to begin February 13 in Bradenton, Florida.
Via pirates.scout.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates' Welker among those vying for bullpen spots in spring training

Before he really thought of himself as a member of the Minnesota Twins, Duke Welker was back in a Pirates uniform. At the end of August, the Pirates swapped outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later to the Twins for first baseman Justin Morneau. The trade was finalized Oct. 5 when Welker was sent to Minnesota. The regular season was over, so Welker didn't pitch...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Searage knows as much about AJ Burnett's future as you and I do

This is a day late and I have a little bit more planned for next week along these lines, but Ray Searage told 93.7 yesterday that while he's not completely certain of AJ Burnett's status for 2014, he's preparing for the season as if he's not going to have Burnett available to him. This is what he has to do as the pitching coach, of course, but it seems awfully unlikely...
Via WHYGAVS?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Coaching Staff Faces Familiar Task Fixing Edinson Volquez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have many young arms beginning to infiltrate the major league ball club and many still working their way through the system. Until there are enough home grown pitchers to fill out the rotation, management has gone the ‘low risk’ route in free agency. Signing pitchers with high upside and low contracts have been commonplace since 2010, many working out in...
Via Baseball News Source
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates' pitching coach thinks A.J. Burnett will retire

The Pittsburgh Pirates won 94 games last season and made it to the post season for the first time since 1992.  A key contributor to the rotation was right-handed veteran A.J. Burnett, who posted a 10-11 record with a 3.30 ERA.  He lead the Pirates in innings pitched and in strikeouts.  But the Pirates may have to do without Burnett, as there is a possibility he may retire. Rotoworld...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates doing away with pirate as team's primary logo

Tweet   Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates were among the better stories of the Major League Baseball season. With eventual National League MVP Andrew McCutchen and Comeback Player of the Year Francisco Liriano leading the way the Pirates finished with a 94-68 record and advanced to the postseason for the first time since 1992. It was their first time...
Via Los That Sports Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates are ditching iconic pirate from logo

In what could quite possibly be the worst news you have read about all day, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday their plan to ditch the iconic Jolly Roger pirate in favor of the gold "P" emblem.Although the current design (seen above) has been around since 1997, the storied franchise has been using some version of the scowling pirate since the 1930s. The good news...
Via Bush League Chronicle
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on a quiet winter

The very second that the Pirates were eliminated from the NLDS by the Cardinals this was a true statement about the Pirates' outlook for 2014: If the Pirates are going to be better in 2014 than they were in 2013, it'll be because they get a full season of Gerrit Cole, because of Starling Marte's evolution as a hitter and Gregory Polanco's development into a big...
Via WHYGAVS?
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 N.L. Batters in 2013: Andrew McCutchen

1. Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen has proven to be one of the premier hitters in the game this season, serving as the driving offensive force behind the Pittsburgh Pirates’ return from irrelevancy. For the first time since 1992, the Pirates finished the regular season with a winning record. Better yet, the Pirates finished just three games out of the...

Pittsburgh Pirates: First base rumors

Ike Davis (Photo Courtesy of Andrew Mills/ The Star Ledger) Winter meetings have come and gone, and several names like James Loney are off the market. While the Pittsburgh Pirates still are in need of a first baseman. Garrett Jones has signed with the Miami Marlins after the Pirates designated him for assignment in November. What other options remain? Ike Davis seems to be the...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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