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PIRATES RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Josh Harrison eludes would-be tags in wild rundown

When MLB players are caught in rundowns, they’re rarely able to avoid being tagged out without an error or gaffe of some sort. But in Sunday’s Pirates-Rockies game, Josh Harrison did just that by utilizing a variety of jukes, cut-backs and some good old-fashioned speed. After stealing second base on a 1-0 count in the sixth inning of the game, Harrison accidentally slid past...
Via The Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates face another lefty

At this point, seeing the Pirates line up against another left-handed pitcher makes me feel like I’m Superman and I’ve been in a room with Kryptonite for a week. With Starling Marte out, Brent Morel will start at third base again. Honestly, I have to keep checking to see if his name is Brett or Brent. I would have never imagined that he’d get two consecutive starts during a...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole will start rehab Monday

Gerrit Cole make a return to the Pittsburg Pirates rotation in early August. Cole will make a 80 pitch rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis in Rochester, New York as reported by Travis Sawchik from Triblive.com.#451705896 / gettyimages.comCole who is dealing with a right lat strain threw a 55 pitch bullpen session with ease on Friday and Clint Hurdle believes he is ready to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The evolving Pirate offense

The Pirates’ offensive turnaround this year has been a big topic of discussion lately. You likely know the basics. They’re fourth in the National League in runs scored despite playing in a pitcher-friendly park, their position players have a 110 OPS+, and their on-base percentage of .334 is the best in all of baseball. As you might expect, it’s awfully rare for a National League...
Via WHYGAVS?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates’ Cheese Chester lands on DL

Cheese Chester has been placed on the 15 day disabled list with a broken foot. He will be out six to eight weeks. (Photo Credit: @freedbird Twitter) Last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that one of their beloved racing pierogies, Cheese Chester has landed on the disabled list with a broken foot. He looks to be out for six to eight weeks. Cheese Chester is out 6-8 weeks...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole, Pedro Alvarez, Clint Barmes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have stayed relatively healthy throughout 2014, but they have a few key players out at the time as they fight for a division title. Here are the latest updates on Gerrit Cole, Pedro Alvarez, and Clint Barmes via MLB.com's Stephen Pianovich.#451705896 / gettyimages.comGerrit ColePianovich reports that Gerrit Cole threw a simulated game Wednesday, throwing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign 12-Year Old Cancer Patient To One-Day Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Make-A-Wish teamed up to make 12-year old Matthew Beichner’s dream come true this week when they signed Beichner, who is currently battling brain cancer, to a one-day contract on Tuesday. Beichner was the subject of his own press conference, had a locker waiting for him inside the Pirates clubhouse, and got to meet, have lunch and play catch with his...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Like a broken record: Francisco Liriano once again tries to find himself

Rather than re-hashing the same old same old “The Pirates need Francisco Liriano back on track to contend” that gets trotted out every time he starts, let’s take a minute a check out his Brooks Baseball page to see if the narrative that he’s looked better since his return from the disabled list except for his control checks out. If we’re just going by pitch velocities,...
Via WHYGAVS?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez is Bad at Baseball

As a Phillies fan, I am well aware of the magnitude of suck that Michael Martinez brings to a team.  However, poor Pirates fans may have no clue what they're getting into.  I'm here to make it blatantly clear just how awful Mini-Mart is.Since 1901, 4439 batters (non-pitchers), have been to the plate 400+ times (Martinez currently at 407 plate apperances).  He ranks 4427th...
Via More Hardball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Antonio Bastardo a potential trade targe

With July coming to a close and several teams still in the playoff hunt, there are several buyers bidding for the same players. A major seller this season appears to be the Philadelphia Phillies, and on Monday 10 scouts, including the Pittsburgh Pirates were in attendance to check out Antonio Bastardo among others. According to John Perrotto from USA Today Sports, the Pirates are...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stunning Rebecca Grant Makes A Provocative Argument Why You Should Be A Pirates Fan

Rebecca Grant is a beautiful NFL hostess on Fox sports and ESPN as well as a ridiculously hot model that has been featured in FHM and Maxim. She is also a huge Pirates fan. In this mesmerizing Instagram video she states a compelling case as to why you should be a Pirates fan. I am suddenly a huge Pittsburgh Pirates fan. The post Stunning Rebecca Grant Makes A Provocative Argument...
Via MentalityMagazine.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez- Historically Horrible

Fear not Phans, Michael Martinez is back, but this time with the Pirates (Phucco!).  His shortcomings were lamented on WSBGMs aplenty when he played for the Phillies, so why stop now?  You know we love to beat a dead horse.Since 1901, 4439 batters (non-pitchers), have been to the plate 400+ times (Martinez currently at 407 plate apperances).  He ranks 4427th with a .185 batting...
Via We Should Be GM's
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh scouting Phillies' A.J. Burnett

According to Matt Gelb of Philly.com, the Pittsburgh Pirates may have interest in a reunion with veteran starter A.J. Burnett.#452157362 / gettyimages.comThe 37-year-old Burnett told the Pirates after the 2013 season that he would either retire or return to play another year with the Bucs. Things clearly didn't go according to plan, however, as Burnett accepted a more lucrative...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: The bullpen edition

Huston StreetThe Pittsburgh Pirates are in the thick of a race for the National League Central, but the bullpen could be the deciding factor on whether the Buccos repeat last season’s magic or not. Repeating last season’s performance will be difficult for Pittsburgh, especially with four teams being in on the race this year, but if they strengthen a sometimes shaky “Shark Tank”...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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