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…

Ranking the 2015 Free Agent Starting Pitchers
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Ranking the 2015 Free Agent Starting Pitchers

A few weeks ago, we took a look at the 2015 free agent pitching market, trying to find some potential targets for the Pirates. The…

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