Pedro over Ike: Did the Pirates make the right move?
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Pedro over Ike: Did the Pirates make the right move?

Thankfully the season doesn’t start tomorrow, but yes, Pedro Alvarez is the guy at first base. If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Ike Davis…

2014 Pirates in Review: Starting Pitchers
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2014 Pirates in Review: Starting Pitchers

Reviewing the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, we’ll take a look at the starting pitchers.  Final stats: Name W L IP K/9 BB/9 GB% ERA FIP…

Minor Move: Bucs bring back Brad Lincoln
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Minor Move: Bucs bring back Brad Lincoln

After reuniting with A.J. Burnett on Friday, the Pirates brought right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln back to Pittsburgh on a minor league deal today. No word…

Transaction Analysis: Pirates sign A.J. Burnett
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Transaction Analysis: Pirates sign A.J. Burnett

Wow — the Pirates have signed old friend A.J. Burnett to a one-year, $8.5 million contract. Tom Singer sort of hinted at this yesterday, saying “don’t…

Transaction Analysis: Pirates Acquire Francisco Cervelli
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Transaction Analysis: Pirates Acquire Francisco Cervelli

Well… the Pirates made a trade tonight. In an interesting move, they acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the Yankees in exchange for lefty reliever Justin…

Minor Move: Pirates acquire RHP Rob Scahill
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Minor Move: Pirates acquire RHP Rob Scahill

The Pirates made another minor move this afternoon, acquiring right-handed pitcher Rob Scahill from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for minor leaguer Shane Carle. Scouting…

Pirates Trade Target: Jeremy Hellickson
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Pirates Trade Target: Jeremy Hellickson

Today is the deadline for eligible players to accept/decline qualifying offers, as well as the start of this week’s GM Meetings in Phoenix. The rumor…

Which MLB projection system was most accurate in 2014?
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Which MLB projection system was most accurate in 2014?

I love looking at MLB player projections every year, whether it’s figuring out how the Pirates might perform or thinking about who I should draft…

Minor Move: Pirates claim Jake Elmore
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Minor Move: Pirates claim Jake Elmore

The Pirates announced today that they claimed Jake Elmore off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. This leaves four open spots on the 40-man roster. Scouting…

Third Base Coaching: Can it be quantified?
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Third Base Coaching: Can it be quantified?

MLB teams are constantly looking for the next competitive edge. With the Cubs’ recent hiring of Joe Maddon, there’s been a lot of discussion about…

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