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All eyes to be on McCutchen at PirateFest

Andrew McCutchen will be in attendance at the 27th annual PirateFest, which is set to begin on Saturday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Via Pirates.com
23 hours ago

Report: Marlins may target Neftali Feliz

With the pool of available free agent relievers threatening to dry up quickly, the Miami Marlins may be forced to devise a creative backup plan. According to a report by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com on Thursday, the Marlins may target former All-Star closer Neftali Feliz as they await a decision from Kenley Jansen. As the #Marlins await decision from Jansen, Neftali Feliz is another...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates select left-hander Webb in Rule 5 Draft

The Pirates added another left-hander to their bullpen competition Thursday morning at the Winter Meetings, selecting Tyler Webb from the Yankees in the Rule 5 Draft.
Via Pirates.com
2 days ago

Bucs could turn to Nicasio in setup role

If the Pirates don't add a late-inning arm between setup man Felipe Rivero and closer Tony Watson, Juan Nicasio could fill the setup role.
Via Pirates.com
3 days ago

Winter meetings day 3

By Rob Biertempfel NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — During a discussion this morning about the Pirates’ quest for pitching help, it was noted that the Diamondbacks have a stable of young, controllable arms. Some of them are coming off rough seasons, but still have upside — the kind of pitchers that often pings the Pirates’ radar. However, there could be a couple of roadblocks to the...
Via Bucco Blog
3 days ago

Report: Kang's DUI arrest was 'third strike' in Korea

Bad news continues to follow Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang. Following a car accident, he was arrested for DUI in his native South Korea. Video of that accident, which you can see here, later surfaced. As it happens, this is not the first time Kang has been arrested for a DUI. In fact, it is reportedly his third such arrest. Report from Korea: #Pirates Jung-Ho Kang...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Video of Pirates Jung Ho Kang car crash that led to arrest

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang was arrested earlier this week after leaving the scene of an accident in which he was deemed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. He’s in some bit of trouble over the incident, his second off-field issue this year. Thankfully nobody was hurt badly in the crash (more on that here). Now we have some video that shows how...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates prepare for rarely chartered waters in dealing Andrew McCutchen

Twenty-four months ago, it would have been an absurd idea to think that the Pirates could be considering trading the cornerstone of their resurgent operation. Twelve months ago, it would have been little more than a whisper of a possibility. However, as December 2016 sets in, it appears more and more likely that Andrew McCutchen will not see the new year as a member of the Pittsburgh...
Via Yardbarker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang arrested for DUI in South Korea

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is in trouble with the law in his native South Korea. According to a report, he’s been charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident. Breaking: #Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident in Seoul on Friday, Dec. 2. — Jeeho Yoo (@Jeeho_1) December 1, 2016 His blood alcohol level was barely over the...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates designate pitcher Jeff Locke for assignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates are done waiting to see if pitcher Jeff Locke can return to the form that made him an All-Star in 2013. The Pirates designated Locke for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for minor league pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla. The 29-year-old Locke was an unlikely All-Star in 2013 when he began the season 9-2 with a 2.11 ERA....
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Hurdle implies Pirates gauging interest in McCutchen

The Pittsburgh Pirates are giving more hints that Andrew McCutchen’s time with the franchise could be coming to a close. Manager Clint Hurdle admitted Wednesday that the club had to do their due diligence on listening to potential offers for players who have a year or two left on their contracts, as McCutchen does. “I’ll take it one day at a time,” Hurdle said of McCutchen’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Assembling a Free Agent Lineup: Sean Rodriguez

We’ve reached our first real obstacle in this lineup-building exercise: second base. Sunday, Wilson Ramos emerged as our man behind the plate. Monday, Mike Napoli was chosen to man first base (and perhaps DH a little). Tuesday, we present a tire fire. Or in other words, arguably our only option. Don’t get me wrong, Sean Rodriguez built up his value with a career year in 2016...
Via The Sports Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Postings: Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Informatics Internships

To be clear, there are two positions here. Position: Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Informatics Internship Location: PittsburghDescription: This position consists of a variety of data and analytical tasks within the Baseball Operations department. Under the direction of the Baseball Informatics group, this position is responsible for the daily operation of several processes and various...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeremy Hellickson unlikely to accept qualifying offer

Jeremy Hellickson appears poised to test the free agent waters. According to a report from Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman, Hellickson is unlikely to accept a qualifying offer from the Philadelphia Phillies. The 29-year-old pitcher received a qualifying offer from Philadelphia this week for $17.2 million. If he declines it, the Phillies would receive a compensatory draft pick. Hellickson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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